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Healthcare Facility Leaders are Aiming for Noise-free Hospitals
September 19, 2016 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
A growing movement of healthcare leaders and experts is aiming for noise-free hospitals, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.
For example, wearables could replace noisy monitors to silently alert nurses when a patient’s condition changes.
Their vision would also incorporate private waiting rooms for surgical patients and ambient music in place of televisions.
Evidence indicates that facility design can affect patient outcomes and noise pollution in hospitals is considered a threat to patient safety.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.