The Patient Room of the Future: Designing for Millennials
February 23, 2017 — 12:00PM EST - 01:00PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
People between the ages of 18-34 and 51-69 make up the largest percentage of the population. But while the demographics in our country have changed dramatically in recent years, little has been done to modify hospitals as a result, especially in the areas we spend the most time: the patient room. The need for a change in this space is further compounded by the fact recent analysis shows up to 30% of space within a typical patient room goes unused or underutilized.
Using peer-reviewed research, design strategy and feedback from top healthcare institutions, NBBJ created a new patient room design that caters specifically to the needs of young and mature patients, while making better use of space and easing financial concerns. Taking cues from the micro apartments made famous in Asia, NBBJ developed a design that completely transforms the patient room to better care for patients, their families and providers, with features including a home office, dining room table for six people, a double bed and physiotherapy space.
Discuss current utilization rates of patient rooms and specific spaces within
Describe new patient demographics, the primary reason they seek treatment, and how design can best facilitate their care
Explain new knowledge of how design can make patient rooms more effective for patients, their families and staff
Discuss the costs associated with this new patient room design, and how a hospital system can implement these into their facilities