Creating the Evolving Laboratory

Where Operations, Science, Medicine, Technology and Design Merge to Solve the Challenge of Inevitable Change
Why Create an Evolving Laboratory?

  • Clinical Laboratories accumulate significant, noticeable, operationally impactful changes in Test Menu, Test Volume, Workflow, Staffing & Instrumentation on a constant basis.
  • During its Life Span, the Laboratory will experience about 4-6 generations of Technological Change in multiple testing disciplines, i.e., Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank, Coagulation, Urinalysis
  • Emerging Technological Generations do not occur in sync
  • Thus…Continuous Change
  • Morph considers the Physical Laboratory Facility a “Laboratory Instrument”
  • It is generally the most expensive, least flexible “Laboratory Instrument” and must remain effective for at least 25 – 30 years
  • Limited organizational funds restrict the ability to renovate/remodel as operationally required
  • Renovations/remodels are highly disruptive to Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Operations

Arthur C. Clark said, “New ideas pass through three periods: It can’t be done, It probably won’t work, I knew it was a good idea all along.” Knowing it was a good idea, Morph Design developed Laboratory Planning & Design processes and outcomes that DO create evolving laboratories, laboratories that morph!

From Expensive, Disruptive Serial Remodel Projects…
To Rapid, Lower Cost/Lower Impact Reconfigurations…

Creating the Evolving Laboratory