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Simulation Centers Can Lead the Way to Improved Efficiency, Part 2 of 3

Posted by Kent Doss on Mar 29, 2013

In my first post, I addressed the larger, more philosophical issues that need to be addressed when designing a Simulation Center. In this post, I take a more in depth look at specific elements of.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, modeling, simulation, simulation centers, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Simulation Centers Can Lead the Way to Improved Efficiency, Part 1 of 3

Posted by Kent Doss on Mar 27, 2013

As healthcare providers continue to identify the adjustments required to succeed in the new reality created by healthcare reform, one universal constant has been the need to increase operational.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, modeling, simulation, simulation centers, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

The Importance of a Disaster Preparedness Plan

Posted by Guest Contributor on Mar 21, 2013

When a disaster occurs, hospitals must remain operational to support patients and staff so it is critical that they are built to withstand natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods

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Topics: Planning, Architecture, Disaster, building codes, Healthcare Design, Storm, disaster preparedness, Hurricane Sandy, Exterior Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Simulation Modeling: Banishing the Benchmark

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Mar 07, 2013

While attending the recent Healthcare Systems Process Improvement conference in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to attend a symposium that explored simulation modeling and its role in.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, modeling, simulation, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

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

Discrete Event Simulation: Enhancing Flow in Healthcare Design

Posted by Noah Tolson on Feb 11, 2013

Published in the November 2013 issue of Medical Construction & Design

Discrete Event Simulation (DES), which has been utilized across industries for several decades, provides a virtual...

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Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, promodel, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Discrete Event Simulation

Incorporating Feng Shui Design into Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Jan 31, 2013

In recent years, I've seen a dramatic growth in sustainable design and green building practices to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment

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Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

Annual Array "Green Belt Lean Certification for Facility Design” Recap

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Jan 25, 2013

Array hosted its second Annual Lean Event in late 2012. This year the course was at Array’s New York City office located at 44 East 30th Street

The four-day program "Green Belt Lean Certification.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Lean, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Green Belt, Facility Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement

NYC Building Code Updates Have Big Impact on Common Hospital Finishes

Posted by Kent Doss on Jan 18, 2013

3/7/13 Edit: We are extremely appreciative of the conversations that we've had with our clients about the information in this article, as there is very little published data that focuses...

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Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, firecode, Architects, Continuous Improvement