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Can Better Bariatric Design Lead To Better Reimbursement Rates?

May 29, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A speaker at this year’s HCD Conference & Expo makes the case that revising our classification of bariatric patients can lead not only to improved care and safer environments for patients and staff but even how facilities are compensated for care.

3 Reasons To Embark On A Master Plan

May 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The master planning process is more complex than ever, but investing the time and effort can lead to a more efficient, well-focused organization.

Good-Natured Design

April 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital shows how to use evidence-based design and integrated landscape elements to stand out in the healing-design crowd.

Getting Up Close And Personal With The HCD 10

March 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare Design wanted to know what inspires this year’s HCD 10 honorees and what they’d like to change most in healthcare design. So we turned on the tape recorder and asked them a few questions. Hear their stories in our new podcast series.

Keeping Up With Change In Healthcare

March 6, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the latest Healthcare Design Academy in Bethesda, Md., delivered ideas on a range of topics from the evolution of ambulatory care centers and how to meet patient's ever-changing needs to using retail strategies to identify the best facility location.

Finding Room For Our Social Support Systems In The Care Process

February 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

If improving lifestyle habits and impacting population health involves taking a more family-centered approach to care, why are we still visiting the doctor by ourselves? And how can the built environment help change this?

An App A Day Can Keep The Doctor Away

January 15, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Morristown Medical Center isn’t just accepting the fact that more patients and family members are using online resources to get health information. It’s actively engaging in that conversation with a new retail concept that helps connect patients and staff with the latest apps and devices.

Finding Friendship Through Architecture

January 7, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Cleveland Clinic’s Randy Geise and 13-year-old patient Brendan Watson share an interest in campus buildings, 3-D models, and knock-knock jokes. Their story is a reminder that design ideas—as well as friendships—can be found in unexpected places.

Lighting Up the ED With Nature

December 22, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A look at how emergency departments are bringing the healing properties of daylighting and views to the outdoors within their walls.

A Look Back At Design Ideas Of 2014

December 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What are some of the most intriguing ideas and issues that were top of mind in 2014? And what trends would you like to see go away in the New Year?

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