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5 Ways Healthcare Design Must Change

January 26, 2015     Dennis Kaiser

Healthcare is evolving, with a heightened focus on greater efficiency and higher quality of care. This shift is requiring healthcare design to evolve, too. Here are five ways to rethink the way built environments are created and what they need to achieve.

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Why Walmart Is Getting Healthcare Right

January 20, 2015     Jim Atkinson

With retail giants becoming major players in the primary care market, there’s plenty for traditional healthcare providers to learn from them when it comes to the planning, design, and operation of their facilities.

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PHOTO TOUR: Chambers Center For Well Being

January 16, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new holistic health and well-being center in Morristown, N.J., opened in August 2014.
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A New Front Door: Upgrading the ED

January 8, 2015     Douglas Banks and Nathan Murray

A number of healthcare market conditions are inspiring providers and their design teams to take a fresh look at the emergency department, with a few strategies emerging to bring new life to the space and make a lasting impression.

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Best Of 2014: Therapy By Design

December 26, 2014     Gerri Cote

The belief that the built environment plays a critical role in shaping outcomes for behavioral health patients inspired a series of interiors projects at Vermont’s Brattleboro Retreat.

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Transition Plan: From HIV Service Provider To Community Health Center

December 22, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Don Blanchon, the executive director of Washington, D.C.’s Whitman-Walker Health, discusses how the provider is transitioning to a community health center model—supported by a new, modern facility—while maintaining its roots in serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and people living with HIV and AIDS.
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Best of 2014: Increasing Patient Satisfaction By Decreasing Patient Room Size

December 18, 2014     Esperanza Harper, Nicholas Watkins, and Tamra Minnier

When creating a right-sized patient room to support patient/family-centered care, the design team behind the new UPMC East hospital found that more square footage wasn’t necessarily the answer.

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Podcast: 3 Design Ideas That Are Transforming Emergency Departments

December 10, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In this Healthcare Design podcast, senior editor Anne DiNardo talks with architects and designers on what’s shaping the future of the emergency department and some new design strategies they’re putting in place.
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Healthcare Design Pulse: Cutting-Edge Emergency Departments

December 9, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A roundup of the best, most interesting, and/or most innovative designs and trends we're seeing right now.
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PHOTO TOUR: UAB Student Health and Wellness Center, Birmingham, Ala.

December 5, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the University of Alabama at Birmingham's new student wellness center, opened in August 2014.
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Provider Challenges Healthcare Designers To Conduct More Research

November 26, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
In the closing keynote session of the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference, a panel of healthcare insiders responded to the changing industry landscape, with one provider charging the design community to step up efforts to study the built environment and push it forward.
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Changemaker Award: Let's Reset Healthcare Expectations

November 18, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Adelante Healthcare's Avein Saaty-Tafoya received The 2014 Changemaker Award at the Healthcare Design Conference and talked about creating a patient-centric experience that gives patients more confidence and better outcomes and makes them want to come back.
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Welcome To The 2014 Healthcare Design Conference

November 16, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

This year’s Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego brings together big crowds, diverse industry professionals, and new opportunities and insights for an industry poised to innovate—or else.

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Stakes Are High For Patient Room Design

November 6, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The patient room is home away from home and, increasingly, where all the action happens—providing countless reasons to makes sure the design is right. This in-depth look at the state of patient room design today is the first installment in Healthcare Design’s special report on the patient room.
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What Designers Need To Know About Healthcare Reform’s Next Step

November 5, 2014     Eileen B. Malone and Ellen Taylor
The Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, became effective in October, and it’s important for designers to understand the built environment’s role in helping providers answer this next reform challenge.
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