by Sara Marberry
A few years ago, I wrote a post about 10 innovative healthcare design ideas that have helped improve the patient experience.
It’s one of my most-read posts.
Last week I wrote about tunable lighting systems, which have the potential to improve circadian wellness for patients and staff in healthcare settings.
Then I got to thinking. What other innovative product ideas have there been that contribute to a more comfortable, safe, and supportive patient experience?
To help come up with my top 10, I reached out to interior designers Tama Duffy Day at Gensler, Barbara Huelat at Healing Design, and Jocelyn Stroupe at CannonDesign. I also asked Eileen McMorrow of The McMorrow Reports, who has coordinated the Nightingale product design awards and Best of Neocon product design awards for a bunch of years.
And since I don’t remember who came up with all of these innovative ideas first, I decided not to name specific companies, but instead focus on the idea and why it is significant.
Here are my top 10 innovative product ideas, in no particular order:
There are so many more innovative product ideas that are probably worthy of this list. What are some of your all-time favorites?
This column originally ran on Sara Marberry’s blog on March 29, 2019. Marberry is a healthcare design expert who has written/edited five books and is a regular contributor to Healthcare Design magazine. Marberry also is a former Executive Vice President of the nonprofit Center for Health Design.