Safety by Design

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Take 5 With John Michael Currie

December 19, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president of healthcare at Baskervill discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Putting Evidence-Based Design Into Practice

December 19, 2014     Sara O. Marberry

When designing the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, the project team developed an evidence-based design matrix that guided solutions created by identifying expected outcomes. The matrix was shared during a session at the recent Healthcare Design Conference.

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Ebola Inspires Healthcare Facility Contingency Plan

December 18, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
Recent Ebola cases in the U.S. have placed a spotlight on the scarcity of facilities prepared to treat patients suffering from infectious diseases and the importance of designing healthcare spaces for the worst-case scenario.
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Healthcare-associated Infections Keep Industry On High Alert

December 16, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Hospitals and health systems are charged to reduce healthcare-associated infections and the tens of thousands of deaths they cause each year, inspiring design solutions to help combat the mounting epidemic.
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Room For Improvement: Patient Room Special Report

December 4, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Healthcare Design's special report on patient room design digs into the challenges pressing the need for patient room innovation, the solutions that have been brought to the table so far, and what’s emerging on the design horizon. Click here to read the full report.
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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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New ASID Tool Aims To Break Through The Sustainability Clutter

November 4, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design will be released in 2015 with the goal to help design professionals understand existing green guidelines and how they work together.
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Infection Prevention: What Design Can Do

October 14, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Ebola threat underscores the need for all players in the healthcare arena—designers, engineers, and architects included—to do everything they can to stop the spread of infection within facilities.
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Using Psychiatric Facility Design To Inspire Integrated Care Spaces

September 18, 2014     James M. Hunt
In order to answer the industry push to treat both general and psychiatric patients in one location, the proper physical environment to support integrated care is essential. In order to make these spaces safe—and attractive—for all, there’s plenty to learn from design solutions already being applied in psychiatric care settings.
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Take Five With David Ruthven

September 15, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The creative director at NXT Health discusses the top five tech-fueled trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Redundancy: The Key To Keeping The Power On At Your Data Center

August 26, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Designing specific protective measures into a data storage facility can help owners and operators avoid unplanned outages.
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Emergency Response: Answering Patient Needs With A Standalone ED

August 21, 2014     Hilke Schoonvliet, Nicholas Watkins, Christy Spivey, and Chelsea Greemore
Research informed a new model of care for New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s delivery of emergency medicine.
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Where Operations And Design Meet

August 12, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Even the best operational models can achieve new levels of success if supported by the right built environment. A recent study captures lots of potential for fall prevention, but what if such initiatives were paired with proven evidence-based design solutions?
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PHOTO TOUR: Oakwood Home For Adults With Autism

July 11, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Oakwood Home for Adults with Autism at Oakland’s Hospital near Caterham, Surrey, U.K., completed in March 2014.
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Patient Bathroom Designs Balance Style And Safety

June 25, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Design directives inspiring today’s patient bathrooms put safety first but incorporate hospitality touches, too, leaving designers with plenty of options to consider and pursue.
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