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The Vision Before the Design: Empathy is the Key

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Dec 27, 2012

Successful projects require many components. Multi-disciplinary user groups, administrative support,process-led design, mock-ups and innovative technology all play key roles in a project meeting.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement

Designing a Flexible Chassis in a Healthcare Environment

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 28, 2012

Featured in Medical Construction + Design, June 2011 Just as an innovative automobile chassis defines the frame, engine and other essential systems for a vehicle, a medical center chassis.....READ MORE

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

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

Project Planning for Building Information Modeling – Part 2

Posted by Carl Davis on Oct 04, 2012

As I described in Part 1, the BIM Plan is developed through a series of four collaborative meetings. Each meeting is followed by tasks accomplished in smaller work groupsor by individuals and take.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Healthcare Design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Integrated Project Design/Delivery (IPD)

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

Project Planning for Building Information Modeling - Part 1

Posted by Carl Davis on Jun 29, 2012

The value that BIM can create for project delivery teams and building owners has been the subject of many detailed studies, well written articles and reports over the past few years. Most detail.....READ MORE

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

Incorporating ROI in Ambulatory Care Design

Posted by Kent Doss on Jun 14, 2012

Before EHRs and patient-focused healthcare delivery, there were two arenas of outpatient care: what physicians provided in their office and what hospitals offered as an “add-on” to already.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Ambulatory Care, Healthcare Design, renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare