Changes in healthcare are leading to new thinking in exam room design. Patients are more active participants- seeking a personal approach and more control of their overall wellbeing. Yesterday’s exam rooms may have sufficed when receiving care was mostly a passive experience but, now there is a great need for exam space to change too. It must connect patients and clinicians, while supporting the teaching, learning and collaboration that are essential for people’s engagement in their health.
This is among the significant findings of Steelcase Health researchers who have conducted more than 15,000 hours of observations and inquiry through 18 studies to understand the how healthcare spaces are actually used and to identify ways they can be improved.
To learn more about these findings are being leveraged in design of new active health spaces check out the latest issue of Steelcase 360 Magazine.
This is a re-post from www.steelcase.com.