Why do I need to think about work flow so early?


It is critical that you consider new workflow patterns when starting design, as most organizations adapt their process based on the restrictions of space or resource availability. Consider a 10-25-year horizon and evaluate different scenarios to determine what changes in volume, services, or techno logy might do to flow. This can add 10-12 weeks to what people might assume to be 2 sessions; but is essential to understand why it is done this way now and whether it can be improved from both a staff and patient perspective.