Healthcare Reform

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Retail Healthcare Throws Down The Gauntlet

April 16, 2014     Rosalyn Cama
CVS’s new tobacco-free stance raises more questions about how the retailing of healthcare might affect the strategy and design of other healthcare environments.
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Waiting Rooms: How To Design To Impress

April 15, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
No longer just a place for sitting or watching TV, today's waiting areas are an opportunity to make a good impression, put patients and guests at ease, and get a leg up on the competition.
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Proving ROI On Healthcare Design

April 15, 2014     Ellen Taylor
Presenting a business case to justify proposed design interventions in healthcare facilities can be challenging, but there are plenty of approaches to take to support an investment.
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Take Five With Alicia Wachtel

April 8, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president and regional healthcare practice leader with HOK discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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Cultural Context: Learning From Healthcare Design In Sweden

March 20, 2014     Mike Apple
Having the opportunity to compare and contrast healthcare planning and design in Sweden to that of the U.S., blogger Mike Apple identifies how the Swedish culture shapes the approaches taken there as well as how U.S. trends are mirrored.
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Owner’s POV: Gary Constantino, Catholic Health System

March 13, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The corporate director for Catholic Health System’s office of facility planning, design, construction, and property management (Buffalo, N.Y.) expands on how Catholic Health designs its facilities to best address the system’s biggest service priorities.
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What Reform Means For Healthcare Construction

March 11, 2014     Jack Darnall
A lot’s been said about the effect that the Affordable Care Act will have on healthcare capital improvement projects. But does it really change the pressures that providers were under before implementation? Brasfield & Gorrie’s Jack Darnall weighs in.
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HCD Academy: “Exciting Time For Healthcare”

March 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Speakers at the Healthcare Design Academy in Washington, D.C., discussed the changing landscape of healthcare delivery and the opportunities for design in that future.
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Planning Healthcare Spaces For The Tech Takeover

March 7, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The more healthcare owners spend on preparing for technology integration, the more their facilities have to be ready to adapt. What’s the designer’s role in all this? It’s bigger than you might think.
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Helping Hospital CEOs Sleep At Night

March 5, 2014     Debra Levin
How design interventions can solve the challenges that continue to stay top-of-mind for healthcare’s c-suite.
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