Hospital facility managers and designers constantly assess the status of their facilities through...Read More
Patient-centered care is more than ‘whole person’ care, patient empowerment and autonomy. It extends much further to include the patient’s physical healing environment. Hospitals that prioritize patient-centered care also prioritize patient safety and privacy. These elements are proven essential to optimal healing.Read More
New Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules were created to protect the privacy of a patient’s health information. As a result, HIPAA has spurred on a greater awareness for – and sensitivity to – patient privacy across multiple spectrums in hospital settings.Read More
No one looks forward to a hospital stay.
First and foremost, it means you are sick or injured. Secondly, the utilitarian design of most healthcare facilities is not likely to be restful or calming.
Lack of privacy. Noise. Fluorescent lighting. These are hardly healing conditions.Read More
Privacy is a patient’s right as much as it is a courtesy. While much has been made of protecting a patient’s medical information and files, a patient’s physical privacy during exams, consultations and hospital stays is also of utmost importance.Read More