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Factors to Consider in 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 complete that, it will be time for you to decide how your office will look like. 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. You should consider the amount of space you have before you start making 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. Place the assets strategically and make sure they are not to close. Always refer to your optimal floor plan before you order any equipment or furniture. 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.
Besides making sure there is a fluidity to allow for fire code safety and evacuation plans, you need a well designed medical office to increase productivity. Have the members who have to work in collaboration close together. If there are some assets which have to be used on a daily basis by the people in the office, have them placed at the middle of the floor. The best layout will minimize the distance people and assets have to cover on a daily basis. Do not just make the space better for your employees but also the clients and visitors. Everyone coming through the gates should have a clear view of your reception desk.
There need to be strong communication channels between departments which are related as well as the rest. There should be dedicated meeting rooms and open offices to improve communication flow but there should also be enough private spaces for confidential meetings. 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. Have a specific room that is equipped to facilitate teleconferencing or video conferences with all the workers you have who always work remotely. Ensure that you have taken care of the remote workers’ need to work from the office when it gets busy. Also, ensure that every space is utilized well.
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