FREESTANDING EDS: THE NEW HOSPITAL FRONT DOOR
One of the newest programs and building types being developed within the healthcare industry is the freestanding emergency department (FSED). Read More
Monday, April 4, 2016
LITTLE THINGS: DESIGNING FOR LABOR, DELIVERY, AND BEYOND
Expectant mothers brought something unexpected to healthcare providers last year: more bundles of joy. It was the first time since the onset of the recession in 2007 that the U.S. fertility rate saw an uptick. Read More
Friday, July 31, 2015
TAKING A LOAD OFF NURSES: HOSPITALS EYE INSTALLING PATIENT LIFTS BUT FACE TECHNICAL, COST CHALLENGES
Retrofitting patient rooms with permanent ceiling-mounted lifts would increase staff use of assist equipment compared with providing mobile-assist devices, experts say. Read More
Saturday, June 27, 2015
HOMELAND SECURITY, TICKETLESS TRAVEL AND THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
Over the last 30 years, the airline industry has increased passenger volumes by 300 percent while decreasing the average inflation-adjusted ticket cost by 40 percent. Sound like a success story that healthcare could benefit from? Read More
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
SELLING IT: A NEW DRIVER IN
DESIGNING FOR HEALTHCARE
Move over, hospitality. As healthcare systems become more and more competitive for patients, there is another sector with valuable lessons for both providers and architects/designers: retail. Read More
Monday, April 20, 2015
UNDERSTANDING AGING TO CREATE SENIOR-FRIENDLY HEALTHCARE SPACES
Evidence-based design research is largely associated with aspects of the built environment that support satisfaction and outcomes of the general patient population. But little information exists that#s tied to the very specific segment of the population age 65 and up. Read More
Monday, April 20, 2015
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITS ON THE RISE IN 2014
Emergency department visits are on the rise according to a survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Read More
Monday, April 20, 2015
LONGITUDINAL THINKING TO OPTIMIZE HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
On November 7, 2012, the US Supreme Court narrowly upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, opening the door to a massive transition in the delivery of care in one of the world's most robust and expensive healthcare markets. Read More
Monday, April 20, 2015
WHAT DESIGNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEALTHCARE REFORM'S NEXT STEP
The pace of healthcare reform over the past few years has been relentless, with plenty of new information and government programs that the design community has had to understand in order to better serve providers and patients. Read More
Monday, April 20, 2015
USING EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES TO DESIGN SAFE, EFFICIENT, AND ADAPTABLE PATIENT ROOMS
The patient room is where patients spend the majority of their hospital stay and where they have the opportunity to interact with multiple caregivers. Read More
Monday, April 20, 2015
EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN: OPTIMAL LIVING SPACE FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS
Cognitive impairment is a growing, wide-reaching, and universal issue that impacts all different cultures and races even different age groups, not just adults 65 and older. Read More
Monday, April 20, 2015
2014 ACEP POLLING SURVEY RESULTS
This survey is designed to capture a snapshot of the current trends in emergency medicine. Invitations to participate were sent on April 4, 2014, to a list of 23,273 current ACEP members who practice within the United States. Read More
Monday, April 20, 2015
HEALTHCARE GAINS RISE FOR HOSPITALS, INSURERS AS PATIENTS PAY
Even as the new health-care law continues to be attacked by foes and challenged in court, hospital chains and insurers are making more money, more patients using ERs are paying for their care, and the country as a whole is enjoying slower growth in its health-care spending. Read More
Monday, April 20, 2015
A VALUE-DRIVEN APPROACH TO DESIGNING CANCER ENVIRONMENTS
Healthcare interior designers often act as advocates for patients by imagining every healthcare environment through their eyes, as well as those of their families and caregivers. This empathy-driven approach is especially relevant in cancer care environments. Read More
Monday, January 19, 2015
BEST OF 2014: WAITING ROOMS: HOW TO DESIGN TO IMPRESS
The patient experience is taking on a whole new level of importance for providers, as the industry shifts to a value-based service model, where outcomes and satisfaction drive reimbursements. Read More
Friday, January 16, 2015
3 DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR BARIATRIC SPACES
When news about rising obesity rates in the U.S. first started making headlines, many in the design field agree healthcare facilities weren’t quite prepared to deal with this emerging population group. Read More
Tuesday, May 21, 2013