Posted by Bridget on September, 30 2015 in Healthcare

Recent research out of Cornell University indicates that the design of healthcare facilities can, if properly implemented, have very positive effect on patient outcomes.  The study found that small changes like ceiling lifts in intensive care units could reduce back injuries among staff leading to savings of around $800,000 and that installing artwork in psychiatric waiting rooms reduced patient anxienty and agitation.  This research has implications in the way we design healthcare facilities: happier and healthier patients and staff lead to better business outcomes for medical facilitiy owners.  For the full article see: