More and more, funding for healthcare facilities is decided largely by patient satisfaction and health outcomes. Chiefly, these feedback reports combine informations from patients' comfort, mobility, recovery time and the cleanliness of your facility.

Few industries are impacted as strongly by change as healthcare. These evolving needs of hospitals and medical facilities require dynamic environments that offer a patient-focused experience from design to construction. However, building for these needs can feel like aiming at a moving target and the side-effects often outweigh the benefits.

Construction in a healthcare environment impacts patients, staff and even visitor experiences. Let's explore how prefabricated interior solutions offer a clean, cost-effective option for healthcare facilities to build without compromising patient experience. 

Clean + Quiet Construction

Think of prefab building as the safe and clean alternative to loud, dust-creating construction. By assembling components offsite in a controlled environment, prefabricated builders are able to assemble critical infrastructure, bathrooms, patient rooms, exterior elements and virtually every part of your project in a controlled environment. This greatly reduces the amount of time trades will be working at your facility and frees up your management from supervising them. 

Additionally, you're able to keep more of your facility open during the construction process. Since prefab building is self-contained, you won't have to tape off entire units to contain dust to prevent hindered air-quality and guests won't be burdened with loud construction noise.

The hazards that arise from traditional construction greatly impair a patient's experience and reduce the risk of infections provoked by building dust.  

Adjustable Interiors Evolve for Needs

Rather than investing valuable resources into a fixed design, prefab interior construction allows you to move and adjust a space to meet patient's or staff's needs. This human-focused approach allows medical staff to create optimized environments that best suit the patient at hand. By prioritizing human needs, you're creating a comfortable experience that supports healing.

Adjusting your interiors are especially useful when redeveloping buildings. The savings from prefab materials extend to costs down the line and help you meet green building requirements. Changes can be difficult to predict, so new building designs need to be flexible and adaptable. For large medical entities, the ability to design rooms that are easily replicated can reduce buildings costs up to 20-percent

Furthermore, from a patient-focused perspective, the sensation and sense of security that comes from staying in a state-of-the-art room is invaluable.

Virtual Environments

In order to create a healthy environment, you need to consider not only your patients, but your staff and decision-makers. 

Perhaps the best part of prefab building is the opportunity for customization. Since prefab building creates specific materials for each project, every piece used in a design is created uniquely for your goals. But in a healthcare environment, the decision-makers who lead these sorts of projects aren't the only ones affected by the design, often entire teams are involved in the daily use of a new room.

To give staff and key stakeholders a firm grasp of their building plans, prefab manufacturer DIRTT uses a state-of-the-art 3D software called ICEreality.

With ICE, every inch of a DIRTT project is interactive and can be reviewed, explored or even modified on-the-spot. By building designs for 3D-enabled viewings, prefab building sparks dialogue for your team to explore the space and discuss the benefits or even weigh in on possible improvements. Using ICE 3D software is as easy as downloading the app onto a smart phone, and gives every involved party the chance to share ideas and feel ownership over their new work environment.

If you're interested in learning more about prefab building, give us a call and we'll happily discuss how DIRTT solutions can create an environment that helps you improve not only your patient satisfaction scores, but your staff and healthcare services holistically.