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 of exhibits and other gatherings, it offers nearly 150 different … Read More →
Is This Your Challenge?
In recent years, hospitals and medical groups have faced an accelerating pace of change, particularly in their facilities. Sometimes this is because of a merger with another organization, or an expansion into a new area, or the need to renovate outdated facilities to accommodate new functions or changing patient volumes. It’s a challenging … Read More →
Integration of Medical and Behavioral Health
It is no secret that behavioral health and physical health conditions often go hand-in-hand, yet we historically have organized our healthcare services to deal with one or the other. Thorough coordination of care between the two is rare. Did you know? People suffering from asthma are nearly two and a half times more likely to screen positive for … Read More →
Where Will We Land?
Have you ever been to the launch of a hot air balloon? It is really a spectacular sight! The pilot and his crew carefully stretch out the balloon on the ground, and begin to fill it with air with a large fan. Then, as they get closer to launch, they use a large propane-fired burner mounted above the wicker basket and below the opening of the … Read More →
In our lives and in our businesses, we hope to feel confident that we’re moving forward, that we’re on track. But what is at the end of this track? How do we know this is the right one for the destination we desire? What if it’s not? Disruptive Thinking The railroad track analogy is often an accurate description of our business decisions day in … Read More →
Follow The Leader
Healthcare executives want to do the right things in order for their organizations to succeed. They are faced with countless decisions every day that must be considered, evaluated, and acted upon. It’s human nature to seek validation by looking at what others are doing, and if a lot of folks are doing it, then it must be right. Right? Follow The … Read More →
An Ear for Design
When we think about design, whether in architecture or in other disciplines, we often speak of a designer “having a good eye.” What may be even more important, is having a good EAR…being a good listener. The Importance of Listening. Clients seek out an architect because they need help in solving a specific set of problems, usually (but not … Read More →
Healthcare delivery systems in the US continue to face an uncertain future. This is the result of rapidly evolving technology used in the practice of medicine, continued exploration of new organizational structures to provide care and manage health, as well as the seemingly endless debate regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act. How do you … Read More →