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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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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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Research Brief: Patient Visibility And ICU Mortality

April 3, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Winter 2014 issue
A recent study confirms that patient outcomes are affected by patient room visibility for caregivers in the ICU environment.
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Healthcare Design Launches 2014 Corporate Rankings Survey

March 13, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
The survey, which captures data and industry trends based on architecture/engineering and construction firms' business in 2013, is now open.
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Safety First: Designing Healthcare Spaces To Avoid Adverse Events

February 18, 2014     Anjali Joseph and Ellen Taylor
A new tool being developed by The Center for Health Design aims to help designers create safer facilities.
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The HCD 10: David Ruthven, Rising Star (under 40)

February 7, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
David Ruthven, co-lead and creative director of NXT Health, is named The HCD 10 Rising Star (under 40) for his work in 2013.
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The HCD 10: James Shraiky, Educator

February 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
James Shraiky, assistant professor, director of healthcare design initiatives, for Arizona State University, is named The HCD 10 Educator for his work in 2013.
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Research Brief: Case Study Of Risk Assessment In Facility Design Planning

February 4, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Fall 2013 issue
As risks to both patients and staff in healthcare settings rise, recent research takes a look at how implementing the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) tool during design planning can reduce risk and improve patient care.
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The HCD 10: Sheila Bosch, Researcher

January 31, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sheila Bosch, director of research for Gresham, Smith and Partners, is named The HCD 10 Researcher for her work in 2013.
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The HCD 10: Meet The 2nd Annual Winners

January 27, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Our second annual list of 10 outstanding industry pros offers a snapshot of what can be accomplished—individually, and as an industry—in one year’s time.
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