The healthcare industry is constantly changing and being innovated with new technology, facilities and ideas. Another way healthcare is shifting is the opening of more and more outpatient facilities and clinics. With a human-centered design in mind, these facilities are opening to serve a certain audience of people.
As hospital acquired infections affect more than a million people a year, you might start to rethink if these medical instruments are actually “sterile.” The sterilization process of these instruments are so crucial, and even the slightest mess up could reverse the whole thing completely, making the supplies contaminated with bacteria, fungi, viruses and more!
These are the top insights from HIMSS 2019 and how its shaping the future of the healthcare system in place.
A new approach to helping patients heal is at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in our city.
The nurses, physicians, and specialists who are using the hospital to treat their patients can have a tough job. A healthcare professional’s job requires direct patient care, communication, access to technology, re-stocking, and so much more. A result of hospital design is these healthcare professionals getting frustrated because of the layout.
Design Helps Keep Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) To A Minimum
Finally, who is human centered design for? It is important for patients and their family members to feel comfortable in a hospital setting; however, it is also important for the professionals to be comfortable working in these hospitals. First, we spoke about what human-centered design is and why it is important in the healthcare field. Second, we spoke about how to implement human-centered design in healthcare settings.
Last week, we started with what exactly human-centered design is and why current systems are not working with the methods of human-centered designs. Today’s blog is going to focus on the best steps to implement human-centered design in the healthcare field.
All healthcare architects, healthcare engineers, patients, nurses, and physicians know what it is like to be in a hospital. However, all of these people have different perceptions of their hospital and their time while there. An architect has designed the hospital but has possibly never stayed in any of the hospitals they have designed. The engineers know the ins-and-outs of the design. The physicians and nurses are the ones who work long shifts each day in the hospital. And finally, the patients are the ones who stay in the hospital during their sickness with their families alongside them. Each and every one of these different experiences should be taken into consideration.