Woman in a hospital bed

Patients leave ecological hospitals 2.5 days earlier than traditional ones

Hospitals continuously face multiple challenges, such as patient care, infection prevention, hospital security, and patient safety while reducing costs. These challenges are significant, but patient satisfaction is also a concern for hospital managers. 

Hospital users increasingly demand better conditions and better quality of services provided in healthcare units. Patient satisfaction is key to improving their stay in a hospital, even this can be the key to a shorter admission time. Good environment, lighting, ventilation, and care are some of the demands made by users and are factors that can affect the stay of patients. 

According to the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), patients in green hospitals have an average stay of 2.5 days less than those in traditional hospitals. Thus, a good user experience accelerates their recovery and can lower hospital costs, improving hospital quality metrics.

But how can hospitals improve patient stay? The technology could help to enhance patient care with smart buildings, which allow temperature, air quality, and lighting control, as well as energy consumption monitoring. 

Smart lighting is a key factor for a good hospital environment. Light is essential for visual acuity in nurses’ and doctors’ tasks, but it also affects patients’ rest and recovery. 

Lighting that simulates the characteristics of natural light could help patients’ internal clock recover from the temporal disorientation they suffer during their stay at the hospital. They could have a better rest and a more positive attitude for faster healing. 

At KUMUX, we have developed a system to improve lighting in hospitals, which can mimic sunlight and adjust to the different areas within the hospital. This way all users would have the best lighting settings for their activities.

With KUMUX lighting for hospitals, patients will improve their hospital stay and workers will provide better patient care. The overall patient experience is enhanced while a higher energy efficiency leads to significant savings on lighting bills.