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3 Challenges Related to Healthcare Facility Equipment Planning

By CME on Jan 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The emergence of new technology means hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities face the continuous challenge of upgrading to keep their facilities in top form to provide current state-of-the-art care. When considering new technology, medical personnel quickly grasp its benefits and how it can be used to improve patient outcomes. However, the specifications, sourcing and installation of this equipment presents a number of unique challenges that may be outside the scope and experience of clinically focused healthcare personnel.

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6 Tips For Outfitting Your New Healthcare Clinic

By CME on May 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The focus for healthcare facilities is changing. HealthcareDesignMagazine.com surveyed professionals in Healthcare administration and found the important topics going into 2016 are the impact of design on staff satisfaction and on infection control and prevention.  This change reflects the growing consensus in the industry of the need for hospitals to support their staff and the world’s need to take infection control more seriously.

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Five Mistakes to Avoid in Healthcare Facility Planning

By CME on Feb 12, 2016 12:11:26 PM
The last several decades have seen the rise of an immersive experience in the design of publicly accessed facilities such as theme parks, retail spaces, and healthcare facilities.   Yes, you read that right!  Designing and planning a healthcare facility isn't all that different than planning a theme park.  There are lessons to be learned from examining how other publicly accessed facilities successfully incorporate cutting edge technology, integrate information delivery, address traffic flow, and create a variety of dedicated spaces.
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Five Key Elements of Patient-Centered Physician Office Design

By CME on Jan 13, 2016 3:30:00 PM

*This blog includes excerpts from a Midmark white-paper.

The series of recently enacted significant legislative changes to America's healthcare delivery system have made one thing abundantly clear;  patient centered policies and initiatives are now front and center when it comes to what healthcare providers need to focus on.

Taking a fresh look at physician office design has also found a spot on the agenda as both administrators and clinical staff begin to re-evaluate the impact of every point of contact on patient outcomes and satisfaction.  What has emerged from this is a fundamental change in the interaction between healthcare providers and patients that is transforming the industry.

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Three Tips for Choosing the Right Vital Signs Devices for Your Facility

By Welch Allyn on Dec 16, 2015 10:30:00 AM

As you purchase and plan equipment for your facilities, you probably visualize when, where and how various devices are most used.  When it comes to patient intake, chances are good the first step in the process is fairly constant: taking vital signs.  These important indicators are critical to properly triaging, diagnosing and treating each unique patient according to his or her specific need.  

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Five Key Planners You Need for Your New Medical Facility Project

By CME on Sep 2, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities are a vital resource to a community that serves a wide range of patients during times of illness or injury.  To serve these patients properly, a medical facility must be well designed, safe and resourceful.  If you are currently renovating or building a new hospital here are five key planners who can help the development of your building move smoothly, be effective and profitable.

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5 Common Misconceptions About Healthcare Facility Planning

By CME on Apr 17, 2014 8:18:00 AM

While CME is not in the business of space, equipment or facility planning, we work closely with, and certainly appreciate the value that equipment planners bring to new construction, expansion, or remodeling of medical facilities.

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