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Tech Support At The Hospital? Morristown Medical Center Says “Why Not”

January 29, 2015    
The New Jersey-based facility opened a retail concept called HealtheConnect inside its lobby that's designed to help patients and families get answers about the latest health apps and hardware.
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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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Moving VA Healthcare Forward

West Haven campus, VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
December 30, 2014     Jim Bell
It’s been a tough year for the Department of Veterans Affairs when it comes to healthcare construction projects. And despite bad press for the beleaguered state of VA Connecticut Healthcare System’s West Haven, Conn., campus, progress is being made to provide a better care environment for the state’s veterans.
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Best Of 2014: Designing For The Patient Experience

December 26, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman

As providers face reimbursements tied to patient satisfaction scores, the role that the built environment can play in improving experiences—from reducing noise to improving communication—is taking on new importance.

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Best Of 2014: PHOTO TOUR: Fontana Medical Center

December 24, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Kaiser Permanente’s Fontana Medical Center in Fontana, Calif., opened in May 2013.

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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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Data-Driven Healthcare Design: Cool Stuff Isn’t Free

December 10, 2014     Chris Bormann

Healthcare designers must demonstrate the financial and operational value of their planning and design recommendations to clients, with data-driven design tools able to provide insight on how even the coolest-looking design will also perform to expectations.

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Open Now: Healthcare Design Innovation Survey

December 8, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Your input is needed to shape the future of innovative initiatives to better serve the healthcare design community.

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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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Ambulatory Expansion: Best Practices And Common Pitfalls

December 4, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Healthcare organizations across the country are turning to their facility planning partners to create a roadmap to success in the shift to ambulatory care. But how is that translated to identifying space needs? And what bumps in the road are likely to be encountered, even with the best-laid plans in place?

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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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Eskenazi Health Embraces Its Civic Duty

November 13, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
For its new public safety-net hospital in Indianapolis, the design team used a modern, clean, and sustainable design to support the mind, body, and soul of its community.
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Like A Good Neighbor: Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis

October 30, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Eskenazi Health doesn’t just say it’s serious about its civic role in Indianapolis, it’s walking the walk at its new campus with three design features that broaden the idea of healthcare and community.

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Take Five With Raymond E. Brower

October 29, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president with RTKL discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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