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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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3 Steps to Avoid Costly Last Minute Items: Planning Best Practices for your Hospital Equipment Project

By CME on Jan 30, 2015 1:04:39 PM

Equipment planning involves three important steps that will help you avoid costly last minute purchases.  Whether you are engaged in a remodeling, facility expansion or new construction project, you can avoid costly errors and last minute purchases by following these three steps based on best practices for your hospital equipment project.

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Hospital Space Planners: Planning Hospitals of the Future

By CME on Aug 22, 2014 11:53:29 AM

The hospital of the future will be significantly different from the hospitals we see today.  According to some reports, not a single administrator, doctor, or patient can clearly tell what these hospitals will look like.  According to Gary M. Burk, Principal at Terrie L Kurrasch Senior Associate Ratliff, the future hospital won’t be a healthcare facility.  Due in part to technological innovations and the general delivery system, amalgamation, consolidation, and the ever-evolving regulatory environment, future hospitals won’t be as richly utilized, nor will they be as resource intensive as the hospitals of today.

Four key features of future hospitals

  1. Efficiency - of operations, optimal functional relationships, clinical safety, value for money, low upkeep requirements, and modern systems.
  2. Sustainability – of design, reduced consumption of energy, and intensive 24-hour usage characterized by high occupancy rates.
  3. Flexibility – for expansion and acquisition of new technology.
  4. Patient centered care - where the family is considered part of the care process.
  5. Healing environment - created from hospitality and art alongside science and technology.
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Why We Love Working With Hospital Space Planners (And You Should, Too!)

By CME on May 21, 2014 10:29:58 AM

Do you enjoy what you do?  WE DO!  We love working with people like you -- hospital purchasing managers/buyers, clinical department managers, and other large facility equipment purchasers.  And we love working with hospital space planners who find the challenges of space planning projects stimulating and rewarding.  While we do not do space planning, we love working with the people who do in order to address the logistics and delivery issues that may arise.

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