Focus: Facility Design

Design and technology can improve ED patient flow

June 26, 2018

The physical design of an ED and technologies that are adopted can have dramatic impacts on patient flow, satisfaction and safety, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

Technologies include patient tracking boards, registration kiosks and real-time patient locating systems.

It is important that facilities managers work with architects to maximize line-of-sight between the staff and patients as well as visitors in the ED waiting areas, the article said.

Providing a transparent boundary between the ED proper and the waiting area is one strategy.

Read the article.


See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Architecture

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Hospitals prepare to be earthquake-ready

After the Nov. 30 quake in Southcentral Alaska, hospital uses lessons learned for next potential disaster


Ransomware attack freezes health records access at 110 nursing homes

Some facilities were unable to get drug information updated, others faced billing issues


CDC issues new warning about superbugs

'Everyone is at risk' for antibiotic-resistant infections


N.Z. hospital asked to end coal use for energy, heating

Doctor cites health and environmental concerns


Focus: Lighting

Tips for selecting LEDs

LEDs are an easy win for energy savings. But make sure you select the right type for your space. Here's what you need to know.


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.