A disciplined evidence-based approach
Modernized vs Optimized
A modernized reading room design helps users avoid the challenges pervasive in an outdated traditional work environment — but an optimized reading room does a lot more. It is why we take a disciplined and evidence-based approach to every engagement. We consider the entirety of a radiologist's workflow, the different types of tasks that need to be accomplished, and the ergonomic stressors of each user. Strategic consideration of these three important facets creates a more immersive environment and increases the productivity of every user; making the Evolve Reading Room one of an organization’s greatest assets.
One Size Does Not Fit All
We understand reading room size and the requirements of each is not universal. Balancing space limitations, individual ergonomic stressors, IT requirements, and institutional needs demand in-depth understanding and planning. Appreciation of these static pre-requisites are critical and drives the strategy for all specialized areas of the reading room. However regardless of scope, the Evolve Reading Room is elegantly designed to endure and scale to support growth.
Beyond the Big Picture
Incorporating task-oriented spaces help to maximize space efficiency by providing areas in which varying degrees of work intensity can be accomplished. In the radiology reading room these tasks can include uninterrupted concentrated reading, collaboration and teaching opportunities, conferencing, research, and can incorporate areas that are welcoming to referring clinicians. These and other task-oriented spaces, are an important consideration when designing the Evolve Reading Room. Providing the much-needed flexibility to support each function and activity empowers users to work intuitively as they move throughout the reading room. This helps to create a community in which people love to work and a place where various tasks can be performed, further increasing the value of the space appointed for the reading room.