Clinical Labs Designed by Lab Experts
When hospitals need to renovate a lobby, they contact an architect.
When hospitals and architects need to modernize a lab, they contact Accumen.
As a lab leader, you know your department is an integral part of
your health system’s ability to care for patients. But as technology
changes, many clinical labs struggle to adapt because of space
limitations. An efficient, flexible lab layout will boost efficiency,
reduce errors, and decrease costs, all while enabling your facility to
take advantage of future technological innovations.
Why is Space Planning Such a Problem in Hospital Labs?
Multiple disciplines with specialized equipment and processes
Various complex automated and manual procedures
Changing regulatory requirements that impact workflows
New technology and equipment that take up space
Small workforce with employees stretched across disciplines
Why Choose Accumen for Space Planning?
Our approach balances the unique needs of individual laboratories
with optimal operational efficiency and high customer-service
standards. We combine our real-world operational experience and
intimate knowledge of the clinical lab with a deep understanding of
Lean workflows, including potential obstacles.
Advanced Planning and Review Visualizations:
Our Approach to Modern Lab Design and Space Planning
Accumen’s expert team is composed of experienced lab leaders and Lean Six Sigma experts. We take a comprehensive approach incorporating your lab’s operations, revenue, and service goals into account and creates an environment that supports long-term success.
Conduct Project Preplanning
Develop balanced scorecard strategy, taking into account growth, service, people, and financial goals
Review health system and master facility strategic plans
Analyze services, current equipment, current process flow
Identify customer needs
Identify employee needs
Analyze current space and organization structure
Conduct facility review
Analyze inventory system
Develop high-level design notes including operating assumptions and future process flow
Incorporate technological changes or new requirements that will affect the space
Identify key adjacencies and supporting activities
Identify workstation needs and other constraints
Calculate needed space
Create high-level space plan(s)
Evaluate space plan options
Develop floor plan and cost estimates
Create schematic design