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BEYOND FACILITY WALLS: TAKING HEALTH CARE INTO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

December 13, 2017

Take health care outside of the facility walls into the general population. Discover the habits of community-centric health care systems.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ADAPTIVE HEALTH CARE DESIGN

November 30, 2017

Hear from senior electrical engineer Krista McDonald Biason on the importance of adaptability in health care planning and design.

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WHAT CAN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES LEARN FROM AMAZON?
THE POWER OF CONVENIENT CARE

November 14, 2017

What can health care facilities learn from Amazon? Discover the power of convenient care, and how it can enhance the patient experience.

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When Disaster Strikes: How Houston Hospitals Used Lessons Learned and Smarter Planning to Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

October 31, 2017

Many Houston area hospitals fared well in Hurricane Harvey. See how they applied lessons learned to adequately prepare for future storms.

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5 Active Health Care Design Features to Incorporate into Your Next Project

October 24, 2017

Working on a health care design project? Encourage physical activity and help your staff lead by example with these active health care design features.

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Q&A: How Health Care Engineers and Designers Can Communicate Better

February 15, 2017

Research shows the most important predictor of a team’s success is their communication patterns. But sometimes stereotypes get in the way and communication breaks down – thwarting opportunities for breakthroughs.

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Think Teamwork: The Power of Diverse Health Care Membership Groups

February 1, 2017

Teamwork: a concept we’ve been groomed to master since the little league days. If you’ve worked on health care construction or renovation projects, you completely understand the importance of teamwork.

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How Can Health Care Facility and Design Leaders Engage Millennials?

January 24, 2017

By 2020, 50 percent of the global workforce will consist of millennials – the tech savvy, go-getting generation of 18- to 34-year-olds of present day. With retirement in sight for many baby boomers, the need to engage a new pool of health care facility and design professionals has never been greater.

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Cape Coral Hospital: Improving HCAHPS Scores Through Health Care Design

January 11, 2017

Only two of the 32 HCAHPS survey questions focus directly on the health care physical environment, but the patient experience is shaped by a variety of health care design factors that influence all survey questions.

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How Health Care Construction Connects with the Triple Aim

January 4, 2017

As health care owners continue to focus their efforts on the Triple Aim, those managing health care construction projects should recognize how their work aligns with this new and important framework.

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4 Strategies for Applying a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health Care Interior Design

December 13, 2016

Using a multidisciplinary approach to design is important for creating healing spaces where both staff and patients can benefit. The mindset, “we have always done it this way,” is a philosophy of the past. Now more than ever, it is increasingly important for interdisciplinary health care teams to collaborate on a greater scale.

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Q&A: Exhibitor and Attendee Insights for Doing Business at a Health Care Planning, Design, and Construction Conference

December 5, 2016

With the new year fast-approaching, you may be looking forward to a fresh start to improve various aspects of your life – including your business strategy. As a first step to boost your strategic efforts, consider building your professional network.

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Gathering Evidence to Support Your Health Care Design: Taking Cues from Non-Health Care Industries

November 30, 2016

The health care design field is continuing to find ways to support important design decisions regarding patients’ satisfaction and patient safety. With HCAHPS scores driving the need for informed design decisions.

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11 Strategies to Achieve Flexibility in Health Care Design

November 9, 2016

With a blink of an eye, its 2040 – will your health facility withstand the test of time? Designing for flexibility means “future-proofing” hospitals and clinics.

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