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.

Ways to Boost Patient Care, Safety and Satisfaction

An exam room should promote communication between the healthcare provider, patient and caregiver. Michelle Ossmann, MSN, PhD, Steelcase’s Director of Healthcare Environments, explains how the environment can play a key role in facilitating the use of technology and allowing for productive visits.

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

Making Every Moment Meaningful

New technologies, new processes and higher expectations of both patients and practitioners is challenging healthcare norms to adapt and improve. The need for radical innovation has never been more critical.

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.

An Ecosystem of Spaces for Infusion Therapy

Traditional infusion therapy spaces seldom meet the unique safety, physical and emotional wellbeing needs of patients and care partners. Providing an ecosystem of spaces is the first step to solve for this problem.

Designing the Future of Integrated Behavioral Health

This guest post is by Jocelyn M. Stroupe, AAHID, IIDA, and Principal at Cannon Design. Behavioral health covers a wide