Industry News - November 2013

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


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


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


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


Winners of the 2013 Nightingale Awards announced

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


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%


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


Wichita hospital augmenting cleaning protocol with robot.

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



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