November 2013 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

The making of a healthcare design changemaker

Honored designer reshaping the way healthcare is delivered in developing countries

11/27/2013 3:00:00 PM

Temecula Valley Hospital opens using Lean principles

Lean principles allow the owner, architect and contractor to participate in the design and decision-making process from the onset of the project

11/27/2013 2:00:00 PM

What does the Affordable Care Act mean for the design industry?

With evidence-based design findings, designers can help reduce patient harm as a result of hospital-acquired conditions

11/27/2013 1:00:00 PM

Hospitals' large energy use a solvable dilemma

Health care retrofits provide numerous other benefits as well, ranging from improved equipment longevity to decreased patient recovery times to a more attractive brand

11/27/2013 12:00:00 PM


Re-thinking the role of the community hospital

The Affordable Care Act, an aging population living longer with chronic conditions, increased health system consolidation, rapid technological advances and the ever-evolving delivery of care model, are creating an uncertain picture of what the healthcare facility of the future will look like

11/27/2013 11:00:00 AM

New Brunswick hospital to get $200M renovation

Fredericton hospital expansion required to meet needs identified in 2007 report

11/27/2013 10:00:00 AM

Tool kit available for antimicrobial stewardship

Kit contains resources on planning, implementing and sustaining an antibiotic stewardship program for C. diff reduction

11/27/2013 9:00:00 AM


Green healthcare design can have big environmental impact

Healthcare facilities use twice as much energy as typical buildings, and are one of the largest municipal water and sewer customers

11/27/2013 8:00:00 AM

PURE Disinfectant fights spread of the deadly bacteria CRE

11/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

TEMPbadge ID launches entry-level visitor management system

11/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

GOJO reveals new hand hygiene technology innovation at ISSA/INTERCLEAN

11/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Redco Manual Food Processor videos and a selection guide are now available

11/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Madera Community Hospital to implement Pavisse incident management software

11/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Isolated Colorado hospital braces for winter after surviving flood

One road into Estes Park Medical Center remains drivable, but it is a circuitous route down the mountain that turns a 45-minute trip into a few hours

11/26/2013 3:00:00 PM

Alternatives to incineration sought for medical waste

Clean air advocates argue for alternatives as other states send their waste to Utah for incineration

11/26/2013 2:00:00 PM

Oversight not keeping up with the reality of today's assisted living facilities

An examination of industry reveals minimal state regulation and no federal involvement

11/26/2013 1:00:00 PM

Ontario hospital lauded for going green

Lakeridge Health Oshawa named Green Hospital of the Year by the Ontario Hospital Association

11/26/2013 12:00:00 PM

Tips for ergonomic electronic medical records work environments

In the rush to accommodate electronic health records, facilities may be creating unnecessary risks to staff

11/26/2013 11:00:00 AM

Remote monitoring measures the impact of construction on sensitive equipment

Preconstruction testing with representative equipment is the best way to quantify the expected impact of the vibrations of construction activities

11/26/2013 10:00:00 AM

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Advanced Health Science Pavilion designed as gateway

Color, texture, and varied lighting chosen to give patients and staff a feeling of comfort and thoughtful organization makes the building easy to navigate

11/26/2013 9:00:00 AM


Discrete event simulation can enhance flow in healthcare design

DES environment allows the testing of a variety of scenarios with clients to understand the impact that different layouts have on workflow

11/26/2013 8:00:00 AM

CertainTeed strengthens commitment to environmental transparency with new blowing wool insulation

11/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

New line of laboratory products from the Activar Construction Products Group

11/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

'Xtralis Everywhere' portfolio of converged safety and security solutions launched

11/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Tork towel dispenser takes top spot at ISSA Show Awards

11/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Easy way to replace damaged ceiling panels is focus of new Armstrong website

11/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Confusion over handling of blood-saturated linen creating unnecessary costs

Trade groups seek clarification from OSHA on linen handling regulations

11/25/2013 3:00:00 PM

Study says good nurse/cleaning staff relationships can improve care

Cultural and organizational barriers sometimes prevent good relationships between the two groups

11/25/2013 2:00:00 PM


The influence of Lean on project team dynamics

The architecture/engineering/construction industry has begun to recognize the value of integration and eliminating waste

11/25/2013 1:00:00 PM

Isolation linked to patient dissatisfaction

Infection precautions create negative perception of care

11/25/2013 1:00:00 PM

Designer talks about effects of Affordable Care Act

Initiative seen as a wake-up call for facility managers, urging them to become leaders with more responsibility for patient advocacy

11/25/2013 11:00:00 AM

Case study

Bryan Medical Center simplifies onsite power operation

Hospital uses power monitoring and control system to instantly gather, process, analyze, and act on the huge volumes and velocity of data

11/25/2013 10:00:00 AM

Delaware medical center expansion recognized for design

Bayhealth Medical Center project includes an emergency department and oncology center, supported by a helipad, conference center

11/25/2013 9:00:00 AM

Geisinger Medical Center earns perfect ENERGY STAR score

A cogeneration plant boosts efficiency for the Pennsylvanis health campus

11/25/2013 8:00:00 AM

Seamlessly integrate wireless lighting controls with Hubbell Buildings Automation's wiHUBB Building Automation System Gateway Interface

11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

Vollrath receives Editor's Choice Award for Mirage Induction Rethermalizer

11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

Phigenics to deliver ongoing smart water management services to VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

Toshiba introduces new TLS-ATL LED area luminaire

11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

SCA celebrates 10-year anniversary of Tork Xpressnap

11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

Health Facilities Innovation Forum

An invite-only gathering of senior facilities executives from the nation's top health systems and hospitals

11/24/2013 1:30:00 PM

Hidden cameras are finding their way into long-term care facilities after discoveries of abuse

Three states permit residents in long-term care facilities to maintain surveillance cameras in their rooms

11/22/2013 3:00:00 PM

Tennesee health system to outsource all food and housekeeping services

The shift is expected to save the hospital about $3 million in both material and personnel costs

11/22/2013 2:00:00 PM

Medical facility opening in an Ontario mall

Loved ones of patients will be given a buzzer so they may go shopping instead of waiting on the patient from a waiting or exam room

11/22/2013 1:00:00 PM

Medical homes may be new model for care

Spiraling costs and Affordable Care Act pressures raising question whether old-fashioned house calls might be updated for today's needs

11/22/2013 12:00:00 PM


Does enterprise architecture have a place in healthcare?

Enterprise architecture has emerged to help institutions in many markets build new operating models and connect their as-is and to-be business strategies and IT capabilities

11/22/2013 11:00:00 AM

Winners of the 2013 Nightingale Awards announced

Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing

11/22/2013 10:00:00 AM

Middle East conference explores healthcare facility design

Event brought together design and health professionals and experts from around the world to explore how the design of urban and healthcare infrastructure can support health, well-being and quality of life

11/22/2013 9:00:00 AM

China's medical waste piling up

Poor management and substandard facilities blamed for problems

11/22/2013 8:00:00 AM

New Ecophon Solo-on-the-Wall Panels from CertainTeed Ceilings provide shape-shifting possibilities for vertical acoustical installations

11/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Phigenics to deliver ongoing Smart Water Management services to VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

11/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

LED lamps power successful Bergen County parking garage lighting retrofit

11/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Schindler selected to provide elevators and escalators at Honolulu's HART Rail System

11/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's new, highly efficient, SkyRidge Fixtures use WaveStream LED Technology to illuminate ambient applications

11/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Super storms put focus on building resilient hospitals

Recent events demonstrate that with weather events becoming more and more extreme, healthcare owners may need to reassess the resiliency of their facilities

11/21/2013 3:00:00 PM

Toronto health care facility design lauded for use of sustainable wood

Batchewana First Nations Health Facility recognized for use of wood framing and structural timber construction

11/21/2013 2:00:00 PM

UK health board facing legal action over hospital asbestos

Asbestos found in plant room at Glasgow hospital, three other sites

11/21/2013 1:00:00 PM


Patients and families can be hand-hygiene champions at healthcare facilities

Facilities should share hand hygiene information and advice via ongoing communications

11/21/2013 12:00:00 PM

Smarter energy use can reduce operational costs

The latest building automation systems offer energy management features that allow hospital facilities managers to improve efficiency and save money

11/21/2013 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare can learn from Homeland Security

Risk management never ends. New cyber threats, vulnerabilities and consequences require the constant modification of strategy

11/21/2013 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare facility assessments offer a guide to the future

Administrators have limited capital to invest in facilities, yet they face seemingly limitless requests for improvements

11/21/2013 9:00:00 AM

Kids dental clinic uses colorful, open design to extract fear

Seattle Kids Dentistry uses exposed concrete walls and custom wood details to capture the Pacific Northwest aesthetic

11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM

Denman Linen Services receives industry accreditation

11/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Sealed Air rebrands Diversey

11/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

UL announces new ECOLOGO standard for sanitary paper products

11/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

KI introduces the world's first carbon-negative chair made with aircarbon

11/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Innovations in electronic faucet technology provides new solutions for hospital infection control

11/21/2013 12:00:00 AM


Medical apps may mean fewer doctor visits

There might not be a need for a receptionist in the doctor's office, or doctors may transition from standard offices to timeshare suites

11/20/2013 3:00:00 PM

Some Illinois hospitals reducing infection, study shows

The hospital association report showed that 843 instances of patient harm were avoided, saving $18 million in health care costs

11/20/2013 2:00:00 PM

Florida and Ohio healthcare providers honored for environmentally friendly pest management

Environmentally friendly pest management emphasizes multiple methods of non-chemical pest control and prevention

11/20/2013 1:00:00 PM

Alabama hospital replaces beds for patient comfort, safety

Athens-Limestone Hospital's new beds part of $780,000 renovation project

11/20/2013 11:00:00 AM

Chicago safety-net hospital designs for the future

Saint Anthony Hospital engages architect to design prototype that would act as a model for cohesive approach to their facilities and future clinics

11/20/2013 10:00:00 AM

USB management in healthcare can be complicated

Storage capacity and portability make them efficient, useful and vulnerable

11/20/2013 9:00:00 AM

Aging population will need larger emergency department capacity

Patients aged 60 to 80 used EDs less frequently but generally need more care and time, according to study

11/20/2013 8:00:00 AM

ABM GreenCare Program expands; offers clients a holistic, sustainable approach to facilities maintenance

11/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric unveils Powerbus 400 a busway to power energy efficient data centers

11/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Panasonic introduces Exterios: industry's first 28.5 SEER HVAC solution

11/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Floor care answers lead to new questions

11/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Phoenix presents another lighting innovation: The SturdiLED Series LED Floodlight

11/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hospital reviews policies after TB infection death

Investigation showed Las Vegas facility did not follow proper visitor, protection guidelines

11/19/2013 3:00:00 PM

Demonstrating the business case for infection control

The key reason for making the business case is the decision by the CMS not reimburse hospitals for potentially preventable events

11/19/2013 2:00:00 PM

Raleigh, N.Y. hospital gets a power system upgrade

Upgrade increased Rex Hospital's emergency power generating capacity, boosted its fuel storage capacity and added a SCADA system

11/19/2013 1:00:00 PM

Green healthcare design knowledge no longer an 'extra'

Design firms now need to have extensive sustainability expertise even to be considered for new projects

11/19/2013 12:00:00 PM

ES must partner with nursing and infection control

Working together in a mutually supportive workplace culture is key to reducing risk

11/19/2013 11:00:00 AM

IT trends shaping the future of healthcare

Beyond meaningful use, security and interoperability, these issues are top of mind for IT leaders

11/19/2013 10:00:00 AM

Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre recognized for design

Centre's designers were lauded for capturing outdoor space and natural light in a tight urban setting

11/19/2013 9:00:00 AM


Does self protection drive hand hygiene in healthcare?

Studies show doctors much more likely to wash hands after patient contact than before

11/19/2013 8:00:00 AM

Thermal Energy International awarded $1.2 million heat recovery order from another major hospital

11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

ABM's three healthcare businesses join forces

11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

HyGreen partners with WKU Health Services

11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

HTS Texas Becomes eSight provider, launches FIT building division

11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

New Tennant 'E' Series carpet extractors meet LEED for quiet operation

11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Succession planning key to healthcare facilities teams' future

Recent survey shows 40 percent of healthcare facilities managers are older than 55 - an increase from 35 percent in the 2009 survey

11/18/2013 3:00:00 PM

Researchers evaluate several aggressive chemistries for reduction of C. diff

Chlorinated lime and peracetic acid were statistically superior to acidified bleach and the non-antimicrobial handwash, according to the study

11/18/2013 2:00:00 PM

Bath hospital wins bid to upgrade lighting

The Royal United Hospital Bath to receive 1.7 million pounds to upgrade lights throughout its buildings

11/18/2013 1:00:00 PM

Project Solutions: Effective use of Lean in healthcare construction

The award recognizes a healthcare service company that demonstrates a progressive approach to developing strategic partnerships that have contributed to transforming healthcare through innovation

11/18/2013 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare design and construction professionals recognized for innovation

The award recognizes a healthcare service company that demonstrates a progressive approach to developing strategic partnerships that have contributed to transforming healthcare through innovation

11/18/2013 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals should evaluate infection-prevention policies, survey suggests

The survey questions addressed policies including placement and maintenance of devices, evaluation of healthcare workers' competencies and outcomes evaluation

11/18/2013 10:00:00 AM

Elevator safety controls 'overridden' in fatal Alabama hospital accident

Decatur Morgan Hospital employee killed when freight elevator falls on him

11/18/2013 9:00:00 AM

Brazilian hospital project's multisensory experience includes aromatherapy

Emotional design concept addressed the main lobby, elevators, main circulation and waiting area, traumatology entrance, cafeteria, and radiotherapy center

11/18/2013 8:00:00 AM

ABM Launches healthcare support services business to meet evolving needs of the healthcare market

11/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

Stretch forming by Linetec now available

11/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

Medical Center Health System selects UVDI's UV surface disinfection technology

11/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

US operations of global acquisition strengthen Tyco SimplexGrinnell's special hazards fire protection capabilities

11/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

Dual-Lite's new EVE series LED exit sign ensures efficient and reliable illumination

11/18/2013 12:00:00 AM


Beautiful hospital design more than just marketing ploy

Designers understand that design decisions impact recovery time, the spread of infection, medical errors, and patient and staff satisfaction

11/15/2013 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare facility planning should reflect mission over time

Healthy, flexible and sustainable master planning can be achieved over the life of the campus only if it is implemented, organized and maintained through sound urban design strategies

11/15/2013 2:00:00 PM

Healthcare designers mostly embracing new LEED v4

LEED v4 called the most significant and comprehensive update since LEED's inception,with more aggressive energy and water efficiency prerequisites and credits and unprecedented building product reporting and disclosure requirements

11/15/2013 1:00:00 PM

Hospitals lauded for electronic medical record systems

All four Health First hospitals were recently recognized for their use of electronic medical record systems and advanced clinical technology

11/15/2013 12:00:00 PM

Four tips for infection prevention and quality assurance

To motivate staff to stay on track, expert suggests designating someone as an infection preventionist who conducts quarterly infection control assessments and evaluations

11/15/2013 11:00:00 AM

Even with boom, retail clinics still a minor part of market

Study says percent of American families using retail clinics in the previous year nearly tripled between 2007 and 2010, from 1.2% to 2.9%

11/15/2013 10:00:00 AM

2.4 million pound grant to replace UK hospital heating system

Fairfield General Hospital's ageing coal-fired steam boiler plant will be replaced with a gas hot water system

11/15/2013 9:00:00 AM

Topeka reduces in-hospital infections with statewide push

Stormont-Vail and St. Francis Health have taken measures to reduce a range of infections acquired during treatment

11/15/2013 8:00:00 AM

Skyline Medical announces upgraded version of its flagship technology, the STREAMWAY System

11/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite launches mobile website

11/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital announces installation of Vector Gait & Safety System

11/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Community Surgery Center North becomes first to use Teleflex ISO-Gard Mask

11/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

New Product Selection Guide in print and electronic formats helps building professionals manage energy

11/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Safety violations cited in fatal Indian hospital fire

One doctor died in recent fire at the Gokul Hospital, a private hospital in Mumbai that had no fire alarm

11/14/2013 3:00:00 PM

Solar Suitcases provide light and power to health facilities cut off from modern electricity

Device allows midwives and doctors to deliver babies, conduct c/sections, treat pregnancy complications, and care for newborn babies in 25 countries

11/14/2013 2:00:00 PM

Quarter of Portugal's patients who died in 2011 had hospital bug

According to the national health board, it is not known how many actually died from the bug

11/14/2013 1:00:00 PM

Building information modeling can advance the health facility planning process

Complex medical technologies present technical, financial, structural and logistical challenges to planners

11/14/2013 12:00:00 PM


Using healthcare landscape architecture to promote healthier lifestyles

Now's the time to re-evaluate how site development of a healthcare campus can contribute to a proactive wellness strategy

11/14/2013 11:00:00 AM

St Louis hospital gets 'Storm Ready' status

The SSM St. Clare Health Center has been declared a Storm Ready supporter by the St. Louis National Weather Service

11/14/2013 10:00:00 AM

Abington Memorial Hospital wins patient safety award

Pennsylvania hospital went 365 consecutive days without a serious safety event

11/14/2013 9:00:00 AM

New Vancouver hospital brings new design benchmarks to province

St. Mary's is first British Columbia hospital with all single-occupancy rooms

11/14/2013 8:00:00 AM

Ensuring patient care and safety with real-time positioning system

11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Wausau announces INvision Series product family of unitized curtainwall and RX window wall systems

11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

New Gyptone INSTANT from CertainTeed Ceilings offers immediate acoustical upgrade to existing spaces

11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Bradley earns product innovation award for new Vergetm L-series lavatory system

11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

GE's Critical Power business introduces New PowerMOD Power System for modular data center market

11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM


Is rubber flooring safe for healthcare?

Rubber flooring can trigger concerns with toxic contaminants in the manufacturing process, as well as in the final product

11/13/2013 3:00:00 PM

Lack of natural light effects patients' sleep, study says

Researchers found the lowest levels of daytime light exposure were tied to worse mood and more fatigue and pain among patients

11/13/2013 2:00:00 PM

South Carolina Hospital ranked among world's safest

Baptist Easley Hospital was awarded the Program of Distinction Certification from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety

11/13/2013 1:00:00 PM

Radiology suite equipment failure results in patient death

A UK hospital patient bled to death during an operation after medics accidentally hit an emergency power off button with a cart

11/13/2013 12:00:00 PM

UK energy initiatives to save 14 million pounds a year

UK Department of Health to fund about 70 plans to save 13.7 million pounds

11/13/2013 11:00:00 AM

Hospital interior design focuses on improving outcomes

We are now in an era of accountability on all levels that impacts design, too

11/13/2013 10:00:00 AM

Hospitals' physician lounges are becoming ghost towns

Without a place to interact regularly with their colleagues, physicians face a profession that resembles a collection of silos

11/13/2013 9:00:00 AM


Investment in hospital's physical environment brings healthy returns

Investing in creating a more caring, healing culture is a strategy more healthcare organizations could pursue to improve the patient experience

11/13/2013 8:00:00 AM

NFPA announces release of new, free mobile app

11/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

HydraMaster to begin educational series on Facebook about seven of the most common misconceptions about carpet cleaning chemistry

11/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Safe filter bag removal

11/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Gamewell-FCI fire and co detector meets code-mandated need, aesthetically and economically

11/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Lighting's Prescolite outshines the competition with new led downlights

11/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

How many people does it take to change a lightbulb in a hospital?

There is no one, easy answer to energy efficiency at health facilities, but British Columbia health authorities commit to devising a long-range strategic energy management plan

11/12/2013 3:00:00 PM

What to do when biomed equipment is down

Facility managers share tips to get equipment working again

11/12/2013 2:00:00 PM

Hospital's child friendly designs are bright, cheerful distraction

Alabama's Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children built to meet demands of growing population and new technology and to improve patient experience

11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM

Design team talk about Haiti hospital project challenges

Healthcare Design's 'Take Five' series asks healthcare design professionals about what's got their attention

11/12/2013 12:00:00 PM

Digital healthcare bringing many changes to how healthcare is delivered, study says

Healthcare technology may mean gains in efficiency, but it's not clear what happens to quality of care

11/12/2013 11:00:00 AM

UK hospital trust in court over safety charge

Prosecution was brought after a Blackpool Victoria Hospital worker broke his arm in two places at the hospital's laundry department

11/12/2013 10:00:00 AM

Gifford Medical Center ranks first in Vermont for energy efficiency

Hospital working toward being first in state to get 'Energy Star' rating

11/12/2013 9:00:00 AM

Hospitals must make infection control part of the culture, expert says

Facilities must set clear expectations about safety behaviors; provide staff with education, skills and tools; and hold everyone accountable

11/12/2013 8:00:00 AM

MED-Ed Facilities Boston dates announced

11/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Custom Equipment's HB-1030 provides exceptional capacity, safety for range of applications

11/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric announces enhanced power monitoring software for healthcare

11/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Onset announces low-cost energy monitoring solution

11/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems and Lutron Electronics Collaborate to address new building code requirements

11/12/2013 12:00:00 AM


Integrated project delivery of cancer center eliminated surprises but added time

From beginning to end, the project team took the time to keep stakeholders involved

11/11/2013 3:00:00 PM


ROI of sustainable healthcare design must be demonstrated

To maximize ROI, sustainability strategies should carefully balance fiscal, sociological and ecological interests- the triple bottom line

11/11/2013 2:00:00 PM

Canadian official says hospital infection control good, but can be better

Alberta's auditor general says while no patient is in immediate danger, the province can do a better job on infection control in healthcare facilities

11/11/2013 1:00:00 PM

Massachusetts assisted living facility stresses natural light, access to nature

The facility is designed with gables, wrap-around porches, and colonnaded enclosed promenades, and set against a wooded backdrop and manicured landscaping

11/11/2013 12:00:00 PM

Midwest supermarket chain moves into health care

Schnucks opened its first infusion solutions facility in St Louis this fall to treat acute and chronic conditions

11/11/2013 11:00:00 AM

Health sector in Indian region going greener

The first to embrace the concept will be the new section of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram

11/11/2013 10:00:00 AM

Electronic health tools may cut in-person physician visits

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund say the growing use of health information technology and electronic-health apps will impact the future demand for physicians

11/11/2013 9:00:00 AM


Healthcare architect experiences hospital room firsthand

The hospital experience can be improved by understanding how patients interact with their physical environment. The practical and emotional implications of space planning and furnishings selection cannot be ignored

11/11/2013 8:00:00 AM

ICONICS announces the release of AnalytiX 10.8

11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Interior Systems introduces product and brand books

11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Inpro takes solid surface to a new level of antimicrobial protection

11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

LEDucation 8 expands SSL Educational Expo to a two-day format and new location

11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Custom Equipment's HB-1030 provides exceptional capacity, safety for range of applications

11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Deinstitutionalizing facility that treats criminals comes with obstacles

West Virginia's William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital behavioral health addition brings concerns related to safety and visual control of all patient-access areas

11/8/2013 3:00:00 PM

Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center brings nature to patients with green roof

Toledo hospital's patients and their visitors can see the park-like setting from over 84 patient rooms, multiple waiting rooms, and visitor lounges

11/8/2013 2:00:00 PM


'Worst practices' that endanger meaningful use incentives

Blogger says too much is at stake with meaningful use and a wrong move during the audit or appeal process would take a hospital's staff to a place where it should never have to go

11/8/2013 1:00:00 PM

Hospital report cards get a report card

New York Hospital group releases ratings on hospital ratings systems

11/8/2013 12:00:00 PM

Report examines health IT and quality measurement

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report discusses the expectation that health IT-enabled quality measurement can make quality improvement possible

11/8/2013 11:00:00 AM

Reprocessing equipment touted as saving money and waste

Presentation says healthcare as an industry produces the second largest amount of waste. Ten percent of the waste that is recyclable actually completes the process and 20 to 30 percent of healthcare waste is created in the operating room

11/8/2013 10:00:00 AM

Parkland Hospital in Dallas designed to eliminate security, safety problems

The $1.2 billion replacement facility is being built across the street from the original hospital and is designed to eliminate some of the biggest concerns.

11/8/2013 9:00:00 AM

ACE advisory addresses environmental risks of healthcare construction projects

Advisory also examines opportunities to help mitigate the risks of potential pollutant exposures and describes how healthcare organizations can meet higher standards of care and take a proactive approach to risk management

11/8/2013 8:00:00 AM

ICONICS announces the release of GENESIS64 Version 10.8

11/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite's LED G9 Retrofit Lamps provide energy-efficient alternative to Halogen T4 G9 Lamps

11/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

AHRI launches two new certification programs: variable frequency drives and datacom cooling

11/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

HRET awarded new contract from AHRQ

11/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

Design visionaries see future workplace as hyper-collaborative, sustainable and employee-centric

11/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

N.Y. hospital building projects prepare facilities for future superstorms

One year after superstorm Sandy, Coney Island Hospital is building for a future when such storms are routine

11/7/2013 3:00:00 PM

Rural Arkansas hospitals get funds to connect to state HIE

Poorer critical access hospitals often struggle with electronic health record implementation costs

11/7/2013 2:00:00 PM

Agnesian HealthCare starts $21 million project expansion project

The 100,000-square-foot project will allow Agnesian to consolidate its podiatry services, expand its space for orthopedics and Sports, Spine and Work Center, and relocate physiatry, neurology services and the dialysis center

11/7/2013 1:00:00 PM

Gathering insights to inform patient-focused design solutions

Designers can capture feedback in various ways, including observation, interviews and focus groups

11/7/2013 12:00:00 PM

Michigan health information exchanges connecting data

Great Lakes Health Information Exchange and Michigan Health Connect, the largest of six HIEs in Michigan, will connect more than 3,000 physician offices and 96 hospitals

11/7/2013 11:00:00 AM

Smartphone locators becoming key to mobile workforce management

The number of users of smartphone-based workforce management services in Europe and North America is forecasted to grow from 0.8 million in 2012 to nearly 2.5 million by 2018

11/7/2013 10:00:00 AM

Walgreens clinics recognized by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

AAAHC standards require clinics to be patient-centered, comprehensive, accessible and to coordinate care with all of the patients' primary care and specialty care provider teams

11/7/2013 9:00:00 AM

Remodeling projects reveal top senior living trends

Facilities are faced with growing pressure from changing care models, market competition, declining building stock and regulatory requirements to update existing environments

11/7/2013 8:00:00 AM

Bottomline holds second annual Healthcare Customer Insights Exchange

11/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

LYNX CyberPRO is industry's first cyber protection solution for building automation, energy management systems and building environments

11/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

ICONICS announces the release of MobileHMI Version 10.8

11/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Improve the patient experience, quality of care by connecting every healthcare staff member with the right mobile devices

11/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

MaxLite's LED G9 Retrofit Lamps provide energy-efficient alternative to Halogen T4 G9 Lamps

11/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities available for free download

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides help building owners and managers as well as design and construction professionals plan, design, and implement energy efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings

11/6/2013 3:00:00 PM

New trends seen in healthcare facility design

There has been a push toward patient comfort over the past few years with the aim of changing stark, sterile facilities into comfortable and relaxing places for patients to heal

11/6/2013 2:00:00 PM


What the U.S. can learn from India's healthcare system

Indian hospitals use a hub-and-spoke design, transfer of responsibility for routine tasks to lower-skilled workers and save money through old-fashioned frugality

11/6/2013 1:00:00 PM

Research shows healthcare savings with retail clinics

New study says costs reduced further when nurse practitioners practice independently

11/6/2013 12:00:00 PM

Nyack Hospital to install more than $1 million in energy and water conservation measures

Facility expects to conserve an estimated 12.4 million gallons of water and avoid the creation of 1,616,357 pounds of carbon dioxide annually

11/6/2013 11:00:00 AM

Pathogens on soft surfaces often overlooked

Studies have shown that bacteria, viruses, and fungi can thrive on soft surfaces for extended periods of time

11/6/2013 10:00:00 AM

Telemedicine: The days of dismissing it as a mere technology option are over

Advances in health care through audiovisual connections are allowing entirely different ways to spread specialty expertise around, cover shortages of professionals, compete in metropolitan areas and anticipate health reform

11/6/2013 9:00:00 AM

Design decisions can help make hospital labs greener

Laboratory space is one of the worst offenders in energy and water use

11/6/2013 8:00:00 AM

Hudson Valley Lighting and Corbett Lighting donate fixtures to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

11/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Legrand Launches Integrated Cable Management InteGreat solutions bring something new to the table

11/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Tips on proper carpet extractor wand usage

11/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Imprivata is the most widely selected single sign-on solution by Canadian hospitals according to HIMSS analytics

11/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Kemper System America showcases waterproofing technology for diverse architectural projects

11/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare design for elderly focuses on homelike environment

Competition has increased because of housing slowdown and "aging in place" trend

11/5/2013 3:00:00 PM

Project solutions: The future of healthcare and its impact on capital planning

Market dynamics, health system consolidation, the Affordable Care Act, payment reform, technological advances, and the ever-evolving and changing delivery of care are creating a new normal

11/5/2013 2:00:00 PM

Impact of education, information on hand hygiene compliance studied

Rhode Island Hospital study showed compliance improve from 60 percent to 89 percent

11/5/2013 1:00:00 PM

Florida healthcare systems food service operations entered futuristic realm.

Systems have improved how they store and prepare foods as well as how it's ordered and presented to the patient

11/5/2013 12:00:00 PM


Blog asks: What makes a good waiting room?

PBS documentary raises questions about how improved emergency room waiting area design might offer comfort

11/5/2013 11:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania senior nursing facility finishes $1 million in renovations.

Mount Carmel Senior Living Community celebrates 30th year with upgrades; rooms renovated, food service improved

11/5/2013 10:00:00 AM

Singapore health official says facilities have to be adaptable to meet changing needs

The government plans to more than triple the number of hospital beds by 2020 under its Healthcare 2020 Masterplan

11/5/2013 9:00:00 AM

Study shows Veteran's Affairs MRSA initiative continues to make gains

A initiative required participating hospitals to implement a set of best practices, including nasal surveillance for MRSA, improved hand hygiene protocols and contact precautions

11/5/2013 8:00:00 AM

CBRE Group, Inc. enhances healthcare platform with acquisition of KLMK Group, a leading health care consulting and project advisory firm

11/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Mokon introduces positive and negative pressure heat transfer oil system

11/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Top insulation contractors band with partners for industry change

11/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

IFMA Health Care Institute selects president

11/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Crossville launches "Reclamation:" First digitally produced line pays homage to reclaimed materials movement

11/5/2013 12:00:00 AM


New medical staffing procedures call for design solutions

A physician-architect can bridge the gap between architecture and medicine through the field of healthcare design

11/4/2013 3:00:00 PM

Signature HealthCARE looking to expand longterm care facility

Tennessee facility seeks Eden certification for facilities with a homelike atmosphere

11/4/2013 2:00:00 PM

Upgrading video image quality for healthcare surveillance

Staff, sick patients, visitors, newborns, long-term care patients all must be protected

11/4/2013 1:00:00 PM

Hospitals lack culture of safety of high-reliability industries

Paper offers a 14-component framework based on what works for commercial aviation and nuclear power

11/4/2013 12:00:00 PM

Wichita hospital augmenting cleaning protocol with robot.

Robot not replacing Wesley Medical Center's routine infection prevention methods, just adding another layer

11/4/2013 11:00:00 AM

Health system's supply chain boasts efficiency, lowers costs

Intermountain projects $200 million savings over the next five years

11/4/2013 10:00:00 AM

Evaluating infection prevention policies can reveal improvement opportunities

Majority of hospitals have policies for hand hygiene, fewer for antimicrobial restrictions

11/4/2013 9:00:00 AM

Hospitals addressing problems from flooding one year after Sandy

Health and hospital officials have made good progress in defining the risks, but less headway in actually implementing solutions

11/4/2013 8:00:00 AM

Fast facts about VOCs

11/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Patent issued for infection control bedding product

11/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Testo announces new 870 Series thermal imagers

11/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Revitalize and renew tile and stone floors with CleanMaster HydraVitalize

11/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Cardinal Health invests in healthcare efficiency, providing funding to Intralign

11/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

More progress needed to prepare hospitals for natural disasters.

Health and hospital officials have made good progress in defining the risks, but less headway in actually implementing solutions

11/1/2013 3:00:00 PM

Emphasis on sustainability makes prefabricated healthcare facilities more popular

An increased focus on sustainability in the construction industry has resulted in a growing trend toward prefabrication and modularization in health care facility construction

11/1/2013 2:00:00 PM


Environmental services earning respect for quality outcomes

ES has developed into a science that no self-respecting infection-prevention program should be without

11/1/2013 1:00:00 PM

Pay-for-value healthcare creates real estate options

Shift to ambulatory facilities is creating new product types within the commercial real estate industry

11/1/2013 12:00:00 PM

Restaurant to clinic renovation serves up challenges

Zoning restrictions, sustainability requirements and one giant billboard all needed to be dealt with

11/1/2013 11:00:00 AM

Four steps to ensure infection prevention programs meet ASC survey requirements

Experts offers advice on crafting an effective infection prevention program

11/1/2013 10:00:00 AM

Bellevue Hospital Center rebounds, repairs after Sandy

Improvements made to the hospital to weather the next storm

11/1/2013 9:00:00 AM

LifeKraze rebrands to 'Spire,' announces new focus on supporting healthcare employees

11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

AOD enhances its Answers EHR with industry-leading quality improvement tools

11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

Insource Healthcare Solutions to address impending physician shortage using polycom video collaboration

11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

Grant awarded for rural health information technology workforce program

11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

CodeSmart Group introduces affordable, turn-key ICD-10 transition package for physician practices

11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM


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