Lean design improves both health-care facilities and processes: a literature review
Reijula, J., Nevala, N., Lahtinen, M., Ruohomäki, V., & Reijula, K. (2014). Lean design improves both health-care facilities and processes: a literature review. Intelligent Buildings International, 6(3), 170-185. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2014.901904
Published inIntelligent Buildings International
© Taylor & Francis. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by aylor & Francis.
This article presents a literature review of the challenges and possibilities for Lean design in modern health-care facilities. Many of today's health-care facilities are in dire need of renovation since limited financial resources among health-care demand improved work process efficiency, safety and employee well-being. Lean philosophy has been successfully implemented into hospitals with up-and-running hospital processes, but has not been thoroughly tested as a design methodology. The principles of Lean do not contradict with user-centric, participatory or ergonomic design approaches and thus the possibilities of using Lean as a complementary design methodology to the aforementioned approaches are discussed in this article. Lean fundamentals are also useful when dealing with change management issues. Lean offers a fundamentally solid ideology and a wide range of tools – many of which seem fitting to solve several urgent design problems in today's health-care design.
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
- Liikuntatieteiden tiedekunta 
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
A design framework and principles for co-designing learning environments fostering learning and wellbeing Mäkelä, Tiina (University of Jyväskylä, 2018)Increased understanding of the complex synergetic influences of psychosocial and physical learning environments (LEs) on learning and wellbeing has drawn attention to their careful design. Contemporary learner-centred ...
Design Framework and Principles for Learning Environment Co-Design : Synthesis from Literature and Three Empirical Studies Mäkelä, Tiina; Leinonen, Teemu (MDPI AG, 2021)The need for environments conducive to learning and wellbeing has been broadly recognised. Considering particularly learner perceptions in the learning environment design is known to improve both their learning and wellbeing. ...
Merritt, Timothy (2007)
Considering Learners’ Perceptions in Designing Effective 21st Century Learning Environments for Basic Education in Finland Mäkelä, Tiina; Kankaanranta, Marja; Helfenstein, Sacha (Common Ground Publishing, 2014)Focusing on so called Key Competences or 21st Century Skills urges educational organizations to redesign their psychosocial and physical learning environments. Inspired by studies indicating that considering learners’ ...
Vesisenaho, Mikko; Lievonen, Mirja (Architectural Research in Finland, 2020)The paper draws on two cases of learning settings that were converted to meet up-to-date educational requirements within these learning contexts. The authors address the role of stakeholder perspectives. Focusing on the ...