Article Images

About this survey

SPONSORED BY

Health Facilities Management (HFM) and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association surveyed a random sample of 2,336 hospital and health system executives to learn about trends in hospital construction. The response rate was 10.5 percent.HFM and ASHE thank the sponsors of this survey: Gordian, Messer Construction and Modular Services Co. ASHE logo

Analysis

Staff input helps hospitals achieve efficient designs

From bottlenecks in emergency departments (EDs) to communication breakdowns between departments to lengthy walks down corridors, hospitals face daily inefficiencies that can affect patient care, staff performance and their own bottom lines. But many hospitals are headed down the right path as they work to streamline the processes that can make or break a facility, according to Health Facilities Management’s 2017 Hospital Construction Survey, conducted in cooperation with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). More

Focus

Feedback drives health facility design process

Hospitals rarely are designed in a vacuum. But health care organizations that have long relied on input from clinical and facilities staff and other experts are now more frequently seeking feedback from a broader spectrum of stakeholders, including the patients and families the new structures will serve. More