The patient-centered aspects of health care delivery begin with experienced functional programming. Assessing the clinical and operational needs with those of the patient and staff is a balance of function, form, economy, and time. The ability to apply structured functional programming in the context of a campus master plan is the most appropriate and proven approach. This discussion conveys the value-added attributes of the full continuum of planning for gaps in the system, recruitment, retention, and process change.
Define the most effective method of functional programming and outline the best methods to determine the key planning units to achieve a safe patient-centric environment .
Define how programming differs between facilities needing to be upgraded and facilities and programs starting from scratch and what the regulatory issues entail.
Outline the priority attributes and regulatory requirements of a functional program within a health care delivery system, compared to a standalone acute care hospital .
Determine the value-added attributes of a functional program and whether standardization prototypes should be considered.