Proper Room Design Can Optimize Workflow and Improve Patient Care
As the healthcare industry undergoes significant change brought on by new legislation, innovative technologies and changing patient demographics, many healthcare organizations are looking to improve workflow and more effectively move patients through the clinical space.
Berkeley, Calif.-based LifeLong Medical Care is one of the organizations facing this challenge, and the group embarked on an ambitious redesign of its East Oakland Health Center clinic in an effort to increase workflow and more effectively move patients through the limited space of the historic facility.
The organization worked with Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider for ambulatory care, early in the renovation process to evaluate the impact of different equipment and layouts.
“We had a vision of where we wanted our facility to go: flexibility, workflow and provider safety were major themes we wanted to incorporate,” said Dr. Edwin Munich, medical director for health information technology, LifeLong Medical Care.
As a result of this partnership, LifeLong Medical Care now has a proven blueprint for existing and new facilities to ensure exam room standardization throughout the organization.
Read “Designing for Patient Care” to learn how the combination of proper equipment and exam room workflows can help improve efficiency and, ultimately, patient care.
“We had a vision of where we wanted our facility to go: flexibility, workflow and provider safety were major themes we wanted to incorporate.”