Facilities & Operations

A full range of facilities & operations are very essential to provide better healthcare to patients. Healthcare facilities management is vital for medical facilities and to ensure service requests are provided efficiently and quickly to maintain operations without intermission. Effective Hospitals & healthcare facilities are crucial to fulfil the needs of people. Proper hospitals & medical facilities help to reduce loss to the hospitals as they assist in saving time, efforts and workforce. The efficient way usage of facilities deepens the relationship between hospitals and patients.

Lean Operational Planning in the Design of Ambulatory Care Centers

For high quality building

This article outlines the use of Lean methodology and the impact on design in the Ambulatory Care Center setting Case studies are presented to demonstrate the use of lean methodology on both operations and design strategies Lean is centred on what adds value and reduces waste Each project is unique ..

Environmental Impacts for Healthcare Sustainability

Gundersen Health System is the first US healthcare organisation to achieve energy independence producing more energy than it consumes Gundersens Envision programme saves the organisation millions of dollars each year boosts the local economy and teaches organisations on how to become better environm..

Creating a System for Safety

It needs to be ensured that each and every patient receives evidencebased care unless contraindicated as part of everyday work This means that safe care is provided If safe care is delivered the events that contribute to patient morbidity and mortality can be reduced The opportunity for infections w..

Toileting aids in Hospitals Reuse or Dispose?

As part of a portfolio of infection control and waste management measures disposable systems can help save nurse time and improve working conditions This in turn helps to preserve patient dignity and enhance the patient experience by providing a clean product every time to aid safer healthcare..

Dealing with Overcrowding in an Emergency Department

Using IT technologies and standardisation

Dealing with overcrowding a high per centage of sickness and a high level of stress among staff are universal problems in Emergency Departments ED In creating a new ED we chose to deal with overcrowding as our major challenge By using new IT technologies in planning standardised patient tracks as we..

Designing Navigation Friendly Hospitals

While navigating complex healthcare facilities has been acknowledged as a critical issue by healthcare administrators for decades the main focus has been on sign and map systems This article discusses the findings of a study that examined physical design attributes manipulated by architects and inte..

Using Operational Planning Studies

To improve planning and design in healthcare facilities

This article highlights case studies in the use of lean principles and op erational planning that impact the plan and design of healthcare facilities The role of operational studies on determining facility size operational efficiencies process improvement and innovative approaches delivery of care a..

State of Sustainable Design in Healthcare

A commentary

A more transformative vision of living and regenerative hospital buildings is beginning to coalesce worldwide Primarily this vision finds its roots in the connection between buildings and health..

Improving Reliability for Safer Care

A proactive approach

Reliability and safety are now essential components of healthcare However providing better care requires a proactive approach from the providers..

Patient Safety and Risk Management

A look at the basics

Even as modern healthcare continues to achieve excellent results all too often patients are put at risk either through errors or through failure to assess their needs properly manage their care and recognise deterioration..

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