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The Right Tools

When we need to solve a problem, we reach for the most appropriate tool at hand. Some problems can be addressed with a variety of tools, but usually there is a specific tool that will do the job best. So …

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Reflections on a Conference

I recently attended the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference, held this year in Washington, DC. This annual conference attracts approximately 4,000 architects, engineers, designers, suppliers, and healthcare clients from all around the country, and in addition to the large number …

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Beatles or Beethoven?

The question of whether or not to incorporate music has come up in almost every healthcare design project, and more often than not, it is dropped because of polarized positions for and against, and no particular understanding of whether there …

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Seriously?

I like to read, and I particularly enjoy reading about what is happening in the healthcare field both in this country and around the world. I learn and draw inspiration from the creative efforts of others as they tackle the …

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5,000 Miles by Train

July and August are traditional times for vacations and slowing down to recharge one’s batteries. This summer, my wife and I were able to join my father and a nephew on a 5,000 mile tour of the western United States …

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An Unacceptable Risk

Modern medical science has taken on numerous diseases and health risks in the last century, from polio to smoking to HIV/AIDS, and we in the U.S. typically assume that no problem is too great if we apply ourselves to it …

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Collaboration for Community Health

The much talked about management of population health is an important requirement of the Affordable Care Act. Since the healthcare system today is more and more focused on chronic conditions as opposed to acute care, and since the ability to …

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Let’s Talk EBD

Evidence-based design (EBD) is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. Originally derived from evidence-based medicine, the term is applied to healthcare facility design to describe the foundations by …

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