After first-hand experiences taking care of loved ones in the hospital, two Steelcase designers help create a solution for patients, clinicians and family members.
Surround is designed to accommodate critical roles the family plays in the hospital room.
New observations identify challenges with patient room design and provide perspective on how the physical environment can help.
Changing patient and physician needs, increased family involvement and evolving technology are sparking a reimagining of exam rooms inspired by a more inclusive model of care. Steelcase Health researchers uncovered new drivers, designs and product insights to move the exam room into the future.
Americans make nearly one billion trips to the doctor every year, nearly three trips annually for every man, woman and child.
This article was written by the Steelcase Health team. Going to the doctor is one of the most personal and
Organizations are measured and reimbursed on how well they deliver patient experience. In an effort to increase their scores, many healthcare organizations have focused on renovated or redesigned patient rooms or clinical spaces. But they’ve overlooked critical spaces like waiting areas.
Many patient rooms are in need of a facelift, having evolved little over the years despite changing needs and new technology. As the next generation of patient rooms come onboard, new designs based on human-centric principles are improving patient, family and clinician experiences.
Methodist Richardson Medical Center, which recently opened a new location in suburban Dallas, has innovations throughout its four floors, including new ways of using space to support patients , family members and visitors in waiting spaces and patient rooms.