New Unicel Architectural White Paper Addresses Hospital Design Trends for Improved Patient Privacy

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Details architectural features and approaches for more tranquil, healing environments.

Ensuring privacy and safety in hospitals

Research indicates that lack of privacy causes stress in patients which impedes healing.

Unicel Architectural today published an industry white paper that addresses a growing trend in healthcare facilities design toward creating more private and tranquil spaces for patients. The white paper - “HOSPITAL DESIGN AND HIPAA: The Changing Face of Patient Privacy” - provides insights into how legislation for the protection of patient information has prompted a greater sensitivity to patient privacy across multiple spectrums in hospital settings.

“Research indicates that lack of privacy causes stress in patients which impedes healing,” said Jean-François Couturier, CEO of Unicel Architectural. “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was the first step toward improved patient privacy in terms of information. Now healthcare facilities and design professionals are increasingly making privacy the cornerstone of more healing environments by employing design features to better manage visibility, sound and light.”

“HOSPITAL DESIGN AND HIPAA: The Changing Face of Patient Privacy” examines the trends toward enhancing patient privacy from a number of perspectives in terms of private spaces, visual and audible privacy, and the control of lighting. The paper details design approaches for adjustable privacy in patient and treatment areas, and solutions for the optimal control of vision, sound and light. It further compares products for interior privacy design finishes and overviews case studies from leading hospital design projects.

To download “HOSPITAL DESIGN AND HIPAA: The Changing Face of Patient Privacy”, visit:
About Unicel Architectural

For nearly 50 years, Unicel Architectural has built a reputation for the most advanced aluminum and glass solutions. These solutions encompass louvered glazing, skylights and more, to enhance major global construction initiatives with utmost quality and reliability. With its proprietary technology, Unicel’s Vision Control® delivers unprecedented comfort and control of vision, light, temperature and sound with a patented combination of louvers between glass that are hermetically sealed and cordless. Unicel’s solutions are guaranteed for longevity, optimized for energy efficiency, and customizable to any design, environmental or cultural requirements. Unicel combines its market leading know-how with great design to ensure optimal aesthetics and sustainable performance. For more information visit:

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