Or so says Business Week in an article this week. The article suggests that product designers are working closely with end users to create very effective products and design that enhances the effectiveness of medical devices and products.
Design has improved the usefulness and functionality of many products, from desk chairs, to hand tools, to kitchen tools and appliances and so on. There is a recent recommendation from the American Institute of Architects that hospitals should be designed with single rooms, as such as arrangement give greater flexibility for admissions, allows for more rest, privacy, and has an impact on patient recovery. Your office layout, and the resulting workflow, has an impact on your ability to maximize your patient time and the responsiveness of your staff.
The tools presented here are the result of research and testing, and the value that innovation from many professions can bring to health care.