CHICAGO– Nurture® by Steelcase continues to improve the quality of healthcare with furniture and tools that bring greater comfort, efficiency and convenience to the patient, caregiver and family experience.

Working closely with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, Nurture develops products that seamlessly integrate emerging technology and enable caregivers to deliver better patient care. This year, Nurture’s NeoCon showroom is all about leveraging research and insights with a focus on the critical interactions between caregivers and technology / information.

Healthcare continues to value the importance not only of the quality of information, but also the efficiency and effectiveness of the exchange. Nurture’s NeoCon 11 showroom offers a variety of health spaces that demonstrate how Nurture products support the appropriate integration between “high tech” and “high touch” that leads to an extremely positive healthcare experience.

A Flurry of Activity
The caregiver station is the hub of activity for staff in any healthcare facility. Caregivers are constantly communicating, multitasking and improvising.
Unlike enclosed spaces, most caregiver stations must balance communication with privacy protection. Nurture’s Sync™ caregiver hub links caregivers, technology and information as never before, reducing communication barriers and encouraging proper workflow.
Collaboration between caregivers is increasing around electronic patient information and physicians are more and more frequently bringing their portable information devices to the “hub.” Increasing the ease of staff interaction around sharing information and encouraging simple, frequent exchanges could lead to reducing errors.

Nurture’s caregiver hubs allow for easy integration of mobile workers to join the conversation with the docking area. Sync’s collaborative worksurface shape, supports large groups with clear sight lines and allows staff to naturally gather together to share information.
A docking station for the Pocket mobile surface supports the need for technology and power but also the social aspect of bringing the user back to the central hub for collaboration.

Immersed in Patient Care
With today’s team-based approach to care, the exchange of information among health professionals is more important than ever. With staff shortages, remote connectivity is more prevalent than ever.
Telepresence supports teaching interactions for residents or specialists sharing information. Eye-to-eye interaction on site is also important, because of the opportunity for mentoring during difficult decisions that require an environment removed from the hub of activity.
Nurture’s “Immersion” staff-to-staff vignette presents a highly flexible environment conducive to the transfer of detailed information -- either in person, or remotely -- by ensuring that technology is correctly positioned for the most effective, human communication interactions. The space also allows for quiet, concentrative moments.

Growing complexity in healthcare is improved through collaboration -- bringing together information and expertise. Steelcase’s media:scape™ effortlessly connects multiple devices to facilitate team conversations around monitors that simultaneously display data and video to reinforce important communications.
Add in a Sync height adjustable station to support multiple types of users and
provide healthy ergonomics for long work periods. Eyesite arms support use of six telemetry screens -- allowing the caregivers to focus on important patient information – all adding up to an impressive melding of technology and expertise.
These and many more vignettes are highlighted in this year’s Nurture NeoCon Showroom, each with research-based, insights driving the design of each environment.
To learn more, stop by the Nurture showroom at the Merchandise Mart, Suite 3-101 at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, June 13-15 in Chicago.

About Nurture
Nurture® by Steelcase is a company dedicated to providing user-centered solutions in healthcare. Nurture views the healthcare environment as an integral part of the healing process and provides holistic solutions that focus not only on product, but space as a whole, delivering research-driven, evidence-based solutions to complex problems in healthcare environments. For more information on Nurture please visit nurture.com.

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