Flad Architects Incorporating Lean Principles in Healthcare Design to Improve Outcomes

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With rising pressure on healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality, Flad Architects is incorporating Lean tools and techniques into their designs as a solution for improving processes and performances.

With rising pressure on healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality, Flad Architects is incorporating Lean tools and techniques into their designs as a solution for improving processes and performances.

Instead of building new or upgrading existing facilities that carry over existing problems, healthcare organizations need to examine their idea of what a hospital should be. How can we increase patient safety and reduce wait times? How can we improve staff and patient travel times? How can we design it to be efficient and flexible? How can we do more with less?

Answering these questions and more, in Flad Architects’ white paper, titled "Incorporating Lean Principles in Healthcare Design," readers will gain knowledge from the experience of our architectural design teams as we highlight specific examples and lessons learned. Readers will learn how to apply Lean to facility design by understanding who should be involved, which Lean concepts to incorporate, when to initiate Lean activities, and what outcomes to expect. To view Flad's "Incorporating Lean Principles in Healthcare Design" in flipbook format, click on the link below or visit Flad's website under the Design Thinking section of Insights.

http://www.flad.com/eBrochures/Incorporating-Lean-Principles-into-Healthcare-Design/

About Flad Architects
Flad Architects (http://www.flad.com) specializes in the planning and design of innovative facilities for healthcare, higher education, and science and technology clients. With offices throughout the United States, Flad is a nationally recognized leader in serving the complex needs of knowledge-based organizations.

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Mary Hirsch
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