Last week's poll question on HEALTHCARE DESIGN asked:

A recent blog post addressed HIPPA compliance and design considerations. When designing interiors, how much focus is directed toward HIPPA compliance?

33.33% - It is the first thing we take into consideration

66.67% - We already integrate HIPPA compliance into our designs and don’t focus on it directly

0.00% - It is not a focus, rather something we check at the end of the design process



Code compliance, federal, state, local, is always a first stop to check at the beginning of the design process. It goes hand-n-hand with project program verification.


HIPPA compliance doesn't start with interior design... it starts in programming.