We live in an age of almost constant surveillance. Some of this is intentional, such as security cameras. But a lot of it is almost accidental. Because so many people walk around with devices that can record sound and images, often they inadvertently pick up bits of information. And while most of it is probably ignored or discarded, it is possible that someone may use what they captured for their own gain. This is something that building designers have to be aware of. With identify theft and cyber threats on the rise, businesses have to be built with privacy in mind. Medical facilities in particular need to be designed to ensure patients can get the privacy they require. The materials used for the structure of the building and individual rooms are important, but so are the doors. When acoustic sliding doors are utilized, privacy can be significantly improved over typical sliding door options.
Why acoustic sliding doors are ideal in medical settings
Privacy is a big concern at most businesses, but perhaps most especially in a hospital or healthcare facility. For one thing, sensitive details are frequently shared between patients and medical personnel. In addition to personal information that people would want to keep confidential, there could also be some legal ramifications involved. This is why acoustic sliding doors are the best choice for patient rooms. They have excellent sound-blocking abilities, which will make sure conversations stay contained and HIPAA privacy requirements are observed.
Another benefit of noise control in a hospital has to do with patient care. Sleep and rest are important for people who need to recover from surgery or other medical treatments. Because hospitals can be very busy, they often produce a lot of noise, and keeping that noise away from patients can be difficult. Acoustic sliding doors make it easy. Just as they ensure sound stays in the room, they also prevent outside noise from filtering inside. For clients in exam room areas, sound transfer can be disconcerting. If sound travels in, they have a reasonable expectation that their privacy is not ensured. For this reason, we would typically suggest acoustical mitigation practices on both doors of dual entry exam room.
In all workplace settings, privacy is something that should never be neglected. And with the proper elements in place, it never has to be. When a medical facility is first being designed, one of the main considerations has to be the well-being and comfort of patients, and the right doors can play a big role in this area. AD Systems offers acoustic sliding doors that are perfect for any type of business related to healthcare. They will ensure that patients – as well as the staff – get the privacy they are entitled to. The acoustic sliding doors from AD Systems also look stylish and modern, which can go a long way to enhancing the décor as well as the performance.