The goal of any hospital activation project is to maintain or improve patient safety and care quality in a new space. But the activation team must also consider many other needs.
Deciding how and where to allocate your healthcare system's limited budget can’t just be done “the way we’ve always done it.” You must develop a plan that is driven by the system’s market strategies and incorporates operational efficiencies.
Understanding your patient population in a deeper manner than at the market level is an important step in designing space that serves the patient. It’s important to understand the variety of challenges a patient might encounter on their progression through a visit to your facility.
As consultants to healthcare facilities and systems, knowing about iatrogenic decline reminds us to discuss the expected continuum of care versus what is being provided.
Having someone remind you of a forgotten task as it pertains to a hospital opening can help allow you to get ahead of possible bottlenecks before there is a delay or discontinuity in the delivery of patient care.
With delivery being widely known to be loyalty driven, it is important to connect the downstream benefit and impact of satisfied consumers of women’s service on institutions, especially from a patient experience standpoint.
To make room for family members who are caring for and spending time with infant patients, many NICUs are moving from an open-ward NICU model to private rooms.
What is unique about children’s hospitals? To stay competitive within the market, strategies must be deployed to protect and strengthen market reach by addressing challenges in the pediatric space.
To provide the best care and ensure patient satisfaction, designers have to be thoughtful about incorporating the right architectural elements into limited ambulatory center space.
Orthopedics’ Continued Shift to the Ambulatory Setting: Developing an Organizational Site-of-Care Strategy
Hospitals and health systems are faced with a difficult question: Do they transition highly profitable orthopedic procedures to the outpatient setting in pursuit of increased volume and revenue at a lower margin?
There is no definitive method or algorithm for determining the quantity of private versus semi-private rooms on an inpatient behavioral health unit. However, having a conversation about the following considerations is the most productive approach to help you determine the appropriate complement.
The shift in where and how behavioral health is treated is progressing, and primary care is at the forefront of multiple avenues for proactively identifying and treating behavioral health patients.
Behavioral health spans a range of conditions from eating disorders to substance abuse and touches all demographics. Unfortunately, the number of dedicated behavioral health beds in the United States has been declining.
PCM offers hope for patients—analyzing a tumor in a patient allows the treatment team to choose the most effective drugs for that patient and ideally prolong his or her survival. But personalized medicine has its drawbacks.
Oral chemo has many pros and cons. But if you’re involved in administering chemo infusions in a hospital or cancer center, you might be wondering what effect patients taking their treatments at home is going to have on usage of your infusion bays.