Particularly Interesting Remarks:
- Most doctors are not employed by the hospital -> the hospital "allows" doctors on the staff.
- Hughes Spalding designers wished to make the new hospital "more like home" for the patient focus.
+ warm colors + lots of windows + natural light + hardwook floors -> fake linoleum! + music
- new beds employ self-propulsion
- staff lounges have more windows, which really helps with staff retention
- put supplies in the same locations at all 3 places
- wireless access EVERYWHERE. but is it free?
- "Computers on Wheels" (COWs) keep up with paperwork management for hospital staff. 1 for every 5 rooms.
Food for Thought:
- How can you design something so creative/innovative that someone will want to put their name on it?
- How do you make everyone jump on the bandwagon? This seems to be a prevalent problem with new innovations EVERYWHERE, not just health care.
I wrote down a few notes about "room messaging," which would explain everything you would want to know about what is going on with a certain procedure happening in that room, etc. However, I don't remember if that is actually being employed or if it is a new idea. I'll ask someone.