There’s a new face around the clinical practice design table these days known as a Lean Design Expert. While this person might be new to some organizations, they also might be the most important part of your design team.

A Lean Design Expert works as a liaison between the clinic staff and the architects to make sure the final design is as efficient as possible. For instance, you wouldn’t want to put a medical supply cabinet far away from the exam rooms, or build a wall where there should be a much needed hallway. This person is the difference between building an efficient practice with efficient patient flow, and a maze that lengthens your patient wait times and causes unnecessary stress to your team.

This article has many more examples of how hiring a Lean Design Expert for your next project could benefit not only your staff and patients happiness, but also your bottom line.