Design and new construction can provide a catalyst to healthcare facility improvements and future flexibility when methodically planned, according to an article on the Medical Construction & Design website.
"Begin with the end in mind, as recommended by Stephen R. Covey in his book on personal development, 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.' This concept also applies to the capital facility planning process," the article said.
Because of the rapid advancement of healthcare technology and medical science, new construction may be required to accommodate several functions while remaining flexible for continued evolution.
To conceptualize new elements, a full-scale mock-up and logistics work session should be organized very early in design, the article said.
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