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How the Proposed Revisions to the 2014 FGI Guidelines Will Affect Behavioral Health

Posted by Guest Contributor on Oct 11, 2012

Many of the changes to Chapter 2.5 for the design of Psychiatric Facilities are benign.There are a few subtle wording changes that do affect the meaning of the sections of the Guidelines they.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, FGI, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Behavioral Health Design

Greater Efficiency and Savings Through Observation Unit Utilization

Posted by Guest Contributor on Sep 28, 2012

Recent studies in Health Affairs (1) and supported by the Advisory Board Company (2) express the efficiency of using observation units. These units can be more efficient for providing care to.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Emergency Services

Building Information Modeling – It’s Not Just for Clash Detection

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Sep 14, 2012

While Building Information Modeling (BIM) is widely accepted as a means to improve our construction documents and aid in field coordination, I saw little value to my teams during the early design.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), renovation, hospitals, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Integrated Project Design/Delivery (IPD)

Why I Became a Healthcare Architect

Posted by Guest Contributor on Aug 21, 2012

As for most seniors in high school, deciding which college to attend was one of the hardest life decisions I had to make up to that point. I knew very little about what type of college I wanted.....READ MORE

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

Towards a New Healthcare Architecture – Part 3 of 3

Posted by Noah Tolson on Aug 08, 2012

In my first post, I focused on actions that healthcare organizations can take. In my second post, my focus expanded to include other stakeholders in the healthcare debate.In this post regarding.....READ MORE

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

Towards a New Healthcare Architecture – Part 2 of 3

Posted by Noah Tolson on Aug 06, 2012

In my previous post, I focused on actions that healthcare organizations can take. In this post, the focus widens to include other stakeholders in the healthcare debate:

Exceed Expectations:

As.....READ MORE

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

Towards a New Healthcare Architecture - Part 1 of 3

Posted by Noah Tolson on Aug 02, 2012

It has been just over a month since the Supreme Court deemed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutionally sound, and I recommend that we stop debating about whether it is.....READ MORE

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

Art and Healthcare

Posted by Nicole Wood on Jul 02, 2012

I believe strongly in the healing power of art. I recently had the opportunity to revisit one of Array’s projects that opened back in November. It was incredibly rewarding to hear the hospital’s.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), renovation, hospitals, Exterior Design, Architects, Art and Healthcare, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

The Universal Room and What it Means

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 18, 2012

The broad spectrum of hospital room types required for most Acute Care Hospitals can appear daunting. From rooms used specifically for surgical needs, pediatric, oncology, critical care,.....READ MORE

Topics: universal room, Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Rethinking the Healthcare Design Paradigm

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 18, 2012

While researching trends in patient-focused design, I came across an incredible group and website dedicated to improving healthcare delivery on multiple fronts: CIMIT: Center for Integration of...

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