Healthcare is provided in a variety of settings, from a person’s home to outpatient clinics, to the hospital. While the settings and specific design elements may differ across the continuum of care, the objectives of safety, efficiency, satisfaction, and high quality care remain constant. This set of interactive diagrams provides a link between the evidence base, design strategies, and desired outcomes – in a visually intuitive and actionable format.
This set of interactive diagrams include three specific room types: (1) medical-surgical; (2) intensive care unit; and (3) maternity care patient rooms. Diagrams include a large body of research evidence and best practice knowledge for designers to draw upon to create a best design that successfully addresses unique issues in the design of each project.
Primary care exam rooms are becoming the center of the healthcare experience. Technological advances, point-of-care testing, and improved organizational flow models are streamlining the patient experience. By designing the exam room to be more patient-centric, providers and care teams can significantly enhance effectiveness, efficiency, comfort, safety, and quality of care.
This set of interactive diagrams includes design for both Healthcare at Home, Aging in Place, and Universal Design across five home environments: (1) exterior; (2) bedroom; (3) bathroom; (4) living room; and (5) kitchen/laundry. Diagrams include a large body of research evidence and best practice knowledge for designers and owners to consider in single family homes and long-term care settings.