Watch Gunnar Öhlen, Chief Medical Officer at Karolinska University Hospital and Paul Barach, Guest professor at the University of Oslo get together to discuss the effects of a sound environment in healthcare. Gunnar tells us about overnight acoustic conditioning that was made in the trauma rooms. You can hear the difference in the video, as Gunnar says “hearing is believing”.
Paul Barach tells us about the impact of noise on people, such as distraction, errors, inappropriate behavior, impatience, and annoyance. “Noise + distraction + interruptions are a perfect model for human errors”, he says.
noise + distraction + interruptions are a perfect model for human errors
The Fable Hospital reports are mentioned, and it is explained that designing well has a very short payback time and ROI.
This video is a shortened version of a longer video that was recorded for the healthcare workshop at the EIAS conference in 2011.