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Empathy in Design

Posted by Laura Morris on Apr 15, 2013

I began my career intent on changing the face of healthcare design. Working on complex design problems and having an opportunity to directly affect how someone heals in a space was the reason.....READ MORE

Topics: Empathy Mapping, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Healing Environment

ACA Reform: Patients have Higher Expectations for Healthcare Settings

Posted by Guest Contributor on Apr 11, 2013

By Kristin Zeit, Editor-in-Chief Healthcare Design

As more and more patients prefer retail health such as alternative medicine and healing options for their medical treatments, the trend toward.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, healthcare reform, Patient Environment, Continuous Improvement, Healing Environment

Emerging Textile Technologies in Healthcare

Posted by Laura Morris on Feb 27, 2013

Technology within the textile industry continues to change dramatically. Since the early 1990s and the introduction of Crypton, there has been an influx of new products being brought to market for.....READ MORE

Topics: textile technology, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), finishes, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Leveraging “Big Data” On Your Next Healthcare Project

Posted by Guest Contributor on Feb 14, 2013

Published by Executive Insight, December 2013. Big Data is an information technology term that describes the gathering and analysis of sets of data too large and complex to be managed by.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, data analysis, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Architects, data, analysis, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, big data

Safer Interiors by Design

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jan 11, 2013

Foremost in the mind of a healthcare interior designer is to provide an interior environment that trulyis contributing to the healing process of its inhabitants. At no point should the design, the.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Architects, Continuous Improvement

Questions Healthcare Organizations Should be Asking

Posted by Noah Tolson on Jan 04, 2013

As a firm focused exclusively on healthcare design, we help healthcare institutions envision and realize their operations within the most appropriate setting. Never before has our job been more.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

Rehabilitation Hospitals Could be Well Positioned in Today's Accountable Care

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 12, 2012

Basic Tenet of Accountable Care

The term “Accountable Care Organization” (ACO) was first used by Elliott Fisher,Director of the Center for Health Policy Research at the Geisel School of Medicine.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Healing Environment

The Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court and Trends in Healthcare

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 21, 2012

Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Recent USA Presidential Election

A common theme during the recent Summer Leadership Summit of the American College of Healthcare Architects and.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Industry Involvement

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 02, 2012

In the March/April Issue 2012 Issue of Facility Care magazine, Editor-in-Chief Emily Howard notes that responding to the increasing pressure for operational efficiency in healthcare, professional.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Facility Care, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Lean Applied to Designing a Dialysis Unit

Posted by Jon Sell on Oct 17, 2012

Recently engaged to design a new Dialysis Unit for a large New York City Hospital, Array approached the client to see if they would be open to us observing clinicians in the workspace to gain an.....READ MORE

Topics: ideal state, Future State Mapping, Architecture, Lean, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, dialysis, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare