Revised Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities Due in 2014
January 23, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Health System
A committee of more than 120 clinicians, administrators, architects, engineers, and others has convened to revise and update the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities to be released in 2014. An article in the January 13, 2013, issue of Health Facilities Management magazine highlights key changes identified by the architect Joseph Sprague, who is overseeing the proposed revisions. Sprague states that the goal is to provide guidelines that reflect a variety of clinical, administrative, engineering, and design concerns based on interdisciplinary consensus and expected outcomes. Infection control, healthcare-associated infections, and handling and movement assessment within the facility and the environment are key concerns.