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    Facility Design: Healtcare

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    Facility design has been shown to directly impact not only patient experience but also the efficiency and outcomes of care. The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative that rewards acute-care hospitals with incentive payments for the quality of care they provide to people with Medicare.
    The rewards are based on the "quality of care provided to Medicare patients, how closely best clinical practices are followed, and how well hospitals enhance patients' experiences of care during hospital stays. True to the principals of value-based health care, hospitals are no longer paid solely based on the quantity of services they provide" (Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, Department of Health and Human Services, 2013).

    you will explore how facility design can be instrumental in our health care operations, and how, with the proper planning, it can improve clinical outcomes. You will evaluate the effects of facility design, logistics, and value purchasing on patient care

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    Facility design can be instrumental in our health care operation in several ways. With proper planning, it can improve clinical outcomes. The effects of facility design, logistics, and value purchasing can have a positive impact on patient care. Facility design can create an ambient environment, ergonomic features, interior design features, social features, way finding, and improved safety. Facility design can improve access to natural light, reduction in noise, higher contact with nature, increase family involvement, improve patient safety, and accessibility. Improved logistics can lead to quicker transportation of patient, faster treatment in acute care, and improved outcomes. In addition, better logistics also means full availability of material, equipment, and personnel leading to optimum functioning of health care organization. Improved logistics also means cost reduction and better value delivery. For example, with improved logistics, the cost of carrying large stocks is reduced. Value purchasing relates to buying equipment, and materials of optimum ...

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    This solution explains impact of facility design on quality of healthcare. The sources used are also included in the solution.