Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo - The Leaflet

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Industry News

  • DRIVING POSITIVE EXPERIENCES: Trends & technology behind healthcare parking
    BY JEFF FAHS
    The experience of parking your own car at a major medical center can be quite negative. It is antithetical to the goal of a health system - to improve outcomes by managing the patient experience from the moment patients leave their homes. Structured parking facilities can be dark, loud and damp, with constant movement and the echo of car alarms. They can be disorienting and unsafe for pedestrians. And, when the garage is nearly full, an appointment can be missed just looking for a space. This is no way to enter a healing environment.
  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS - Biophilia and other trends: Creating connections in the healthcare world
    BY ROBYN ROELOFS

    Biophilia is one of those buzzwords thrown around design studios 12 times a day. While it's not a new concept, it's certainly having a moment - and for good reason. For starters, there's abundant research behind it; studies show that incorporating the outside world into spaces people spend time in promotes emotional and physical well-being.

  • Leaning into TECH: Exploring impact of big data, blockchain and AI on efficiency + patient care
    BY LISA FEELEY

    The New England Health Institute projected an estimated $600 billion annually is wasted in the U.S. healthcare industry. Even taking a more conservative view, half of that amount represents $300 billion of inefficiencies and waste we can largely control, if we approach the issues strategically. This includes everything from healthcare procurement and supply chain through construction delivery and activation.

  • ENVISIONING MODERN READING ROOMS: Using advanced visualization architectural methods to help radiology physicians improve healthcare value
    BY NATHAN MURRAY & DR. EDWARD QUIGLEY
    The imaging performed by radiology physicians to deliver healthcare is complex and specialized and, for many years, was performed in classical dark rooms or cubicle farms. That is now changing. There is a unique opportunity for reading rooms and multi-use environments to be designed to better deliver healthcare, aligning with advancing technologies and ultimately optimize best practices in patient-provider-radiologist collaboration

From the Symposium Desk

  • My Top Three
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    We are just under 3 months from our 2019 event and there is a lot going on including the tour program announced this week. I thought I'd take advantage of this space to let you know my top 3 things I am looking forward to as part of this year's event.
  • First Look at the Conference Program Our 2019 conference program was unveiled just last week. Have you had a chance to look it over yet? I am really looking forward to this year's program and hope you take some time to check out the compelling sessions we have put together.
  • Boston Bound!
    Jenabeth Ferguson
    I am over joyed that the 2019 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo will be in the Boston, Massachusetts! It is my home city and I really can't wait to welcome everyone this September. Boston is synonymous with a lot of things including healthcare, federal architectural, innovation and of course sports championships, seafood and American history.

Research & Whitepapers

  • Parking lots –adding value to your business plan
    Customer Service . . . Sustainability . . . Compliance . . . are all key parts today’s business plans. Have you considered how your parking lot adds value to each? The right partner can create a customized maintenance program that will have your lot contributing to all of these objectives and to the lasting impression you have with your clients.
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