As ambulatory care has flourished, the U.S. health care market has focused increasingly on efficiency and the patient experience. Health systems are building ambulatory care facilities throughout their communities, rather than just the main hospital campus — patient convenience and a health care organization's visibility in the community are now key factors in choosing ambulatory care sites.

To make health care facilities as efficient as possible, many organizations are following Lean methodology to maximize value and minimize inefficiency in design, construction and operations.

Checkout this article on how to use Lean methodology in your clinic's design.