Innovation is the best medicine.
Gone are the days of the traditional doctor’s office visit. Today’s health care practices are technology-driven, and they’re becoming less focused on one-patient, one-provider relationships. In addition, an expanding and aging population has unique care needs.
Healthcare facilities must evolve with the changing environment. We have partnered with many across the nation to aid in adapting to ever-changing and challenging care-delivery models, economic challenges, reimbursement reform initiatives, and new medical and scientific technologies. This is more than upgrading a software package – it takes evaluating, aligning and implementing solutions that find a balance between patient experience and caregiver needs.
In short, we have the in-house professional talent and important relationships needed to provide comprehensive evidence-based design and lean-process solutions for large campuses or neighborhood clinics.
FEATURED BLOG: The Patient’s Environment Matters – but so does yours!
We often hear about creating environments that are conducive for patient healing and patient satisfaction. With patients having greater choice regarding providers and systems, creating spaces that are centered on the patient has become increasingly more important to healthcare systems across the nation.
Evidence-based design studies, particularly in the field of healthcare, have proven that our physical surroundings, our daily environment, affects us in very real ways. Focusing on the patient environment has been, and will continue to be, a critical part of the way spaces are designed; however, attention also needs to be given to the spaces in which the providers work. How a provider interacts with their environment is equally important to the design of a space and critical to the care that they can provide to their patients.
When a nurse, physician, pharmacist, counselor or other provider works in an environment that helps them work more efficiently, with less waste, better flow, and opportunities for appropriate collaboration, the care they give to their patients improves.
Focusing solely on the patient’s physical environment can be detrimental to the overall function and longevity of your healthcare staff and space. Spending the time and effort to recognize not only their priorities, needs and expectations, but also those of your caregivers, can have a significant impact on the success of your project.