Tips for Medical Office Design.
When you are starting your medical practice, it is not just the labor and space you will have to get. Once you choose the place, you will also have to decide how to design it. This is the most daunting task. The good thing is that there are basic resources you can make use of to get an idea about where to start at. Make sure you have a good consideration of the space before you go ahead and make the plans. Ensure that your medical office is not full of boxes and other office equipment to make it hard for clients and workers to move around freely. When positioning assets, do not place them back to back and ensure you have left enough space around them for people to be moving around. With everything you order, you should be using the floor plan as a reference. Work with a space management tool so that you will have a clear overview of how the medical office will look like if you effect the plans you have.
It is important to make sure the plan does not interfere with evacuation plans in case of a disaster or fire code safety but you should also consider the workforce productive. For departments which depend on each other to do a good job, they should be close together. Also, if there are equipment which have to be used by everyone, ensure they are easily accessible. You know that your medical office is designed well if there isn’t too much movement of assets and people. In addition, think about the visitors and clients who will be coming to your office. Everyone coming through the gates should have a clear view of your reception desk.
In your medical office layout, do not just focus on intra-departmental communication but also inter-departmental communication too. You can keep an open office or have specific rooms where you hold office meetings but do not forget to have a number of spaces where those who want to communicate in private can go and they should be mindful of the number of people who will be there. Nowadays, there are workers who are choosing to complete their job and home or telecommute and if this is something you have embraced in your office it has to be reflected in the layout. You can choose one room to be video conferences with your workers who are working remotely. Ensure that you have taken care of the remote workers’ need to work from the office when it gets busy. Design the medical office to ensure that no space is being wasted.