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Parkland Lighting System Improves Patient Flow


By Cathryn Jakicic Health Care Facilities

The Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, partnered with Toyota to implement a new lighting system that streamlined emergency department processes, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website. 

The new lighting system gives staff a quick read on patient and room status. 

Purple signals that the room is clean and ready for the next patient. Orange means that the patient is in radiology. Green means the doctor has given the OK for discharge, and red lets staff know that the room is ready for cleaning. 

Toyota describes the system as a “visual control” that doesn’t interfere with clinical care. 

Read the article.

This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.

 

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