By Brandi Jones
TEG architects, a local architecture, planning and interior design firm, released their latest edition of the firm’s Efficient Design+Productive Care Series, Optimizing Ambulatory and Medical Office Building Performance: A Study of Patient Flows, Clinical Adjacencies and Branding.
This edition takes into consideration the fact that many ambulatory facilities or medical office buildings are located on healthcare campuses in a very strategic, convenient and important site, yet the services within are placed in less optimal locations to promote efficiency and productivity – typically due to minimal funds or poor strategic planning.
Many aged facilities suffer from generic inefficiencies of poor building and parking identification, confusing wayfinding and signage, decentralized patient registration and under-utilized office space, for example.
All of the aforementioned can impact efficiency and easily be corrected through comprehensive optimization. Simple improvements can be implemented to improve the return on investment of existing and new facilities alike.
This edition employs real case studies and proven strategies to create ideal facilities that can do the following:
- Positively impact clinical outcomes.
- Integrate care-centric information systems.
- Improve the quality of healing environments.
- Create a dynamic healthcare workplace to promote staff productivity.
While the case studies focus on ambulatory care facilities and medical office buildings, the process used is completely scalable and applicable in any mix of clinical services and practice models.
Wayne Estopinal, author and president of TEG Architects, developed the Efficient Design+Productive Care series utilizing more than three decades of complex planning and design experience from across the nation.
Estopinal holds extensive knowledge of project delivery systems, technology, planning issues, current design opportunities, user concepts and operationally oriented philosophy. This knowledge provides the comprehensive background necessary to assist in evaluating complex facility opportunities and providing exceptional, innovative and financially sound solutions.
–Brandi Jones is an associate – Business Development at TEG Architects.