The Importance of Alignment
Incorporating perspectives from a clinician with a wide variety of experience in multiple settings sets the stage for more productive team interaction by setting the baseline closer to reality and practicality which will decrease costs in the long run, increase patient and staff satisfaction, decrease adverse events incorporating intentionality and a foundation for future growth and adaptability maximizing financial resources. Aligning patient care and clinical workflows with technology, healthcare industry regulation and construction code requires inside knowledge to have successful communication, coordination, and facilitation. This alignment is the most important aspect in a successful construction project.
Being involved during the planning stage of the healthcare project, I am able to put my insight and experience to its greatest benefit. My “assessment” skills include an eye for process and efficiency, use of space, including impact on workflow of the users for the entire spectrum from nursing, providers, technology (including IT, EMR & equipment), facilities, biomed, EVS, patients and families, supply chain, vendors, waste, and regulatory impact throughout the interface of clinical and construction requirements.