New Health Insights: Families Face Unmet Needs

New observations identify challenges with patient room design and provide perspective on how the physical environment can help.

The New Exam Room Experience

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.

Redesigning the Exam Room for Mutual Participation

Americans make nearly one billion trips to the doctor every year, nearly three trips annually for every man, woman and child.

Better Waiting Rooms Simply Can’t Wait

It’s midafternoon in the waiting area of a large medical clinic. The door that leads to patient care areas quietly

New Insight Into The Patient Experience

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.

Exam Rooms that Empower People

Many are actively “shopping” for the best care by checking hospital and doctor ratings, asking more questions during appointments, expecting more information, and researching cost and treatment options.

Patient Rooms: A Positive Prognosis

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 Center Improves Space

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.

Healthcare Design Conference 2015

We are proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Healthcare Design Conference again this year! The conference will be