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Fab Lab Design

As young designers, students with vast imaginations and curiosities are continuously looking to expand on their creative ideas. In less than a decade, Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) have emerged across the globe to meet these growing needs and work alongside our emerging technology.

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Do You have the Right Tools in Your Toolbox?

Healthcare providers today are facing issues of expanded insurance coverage, financial incentives focused on patient outcomes, transformation of care delivery models, margin compression and at the same time industry wide consolidation. These pressures place a greater emphasis on doing more with less and maximizing every healthcare dollar invested in capital improvement projects which support the transition from volume to value. Many forward thinking providers are benefiting from lean planning, techniques and design tools that can expose waste in care delivery and create a safer, more efficient patient centered care environment. Healthcare executives are recognizing that the built environment is an essential component in the efficiency equation.

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Sustainability and Long-Term Care

The practice of employing sustainable design solutions is arguably more prevalent than ever before. To remain marketable and competitive, long-term care facilities must “go green.”

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ACA Planning Implications - Innovations Starts with a Good Question

Now that 2014 has arrived, many questions still remain regarding the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Healthcare delivery. On one hand, many institutions see that the ACA provides an important new opportunity to compete and succeed. Institutions able to think boldly and improve the way they operate can come out ahead. On the other hand, we may be at a tipping point, with increasing number of organizations finding themselves weighed down by issues that out strip their ability to implement sufficiently robust counter measures to stay viable.

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Metrics in Long-Term Care - Balancing the Financial and Operational Impact of Your Facility

According IDC Health Insights, a fact-based research consulting firm, the number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to nearly double by 2030. Question: how can long-term care providers plan for this anticipated population spike and simultaneously balance existing facility needs? Answer: preparation is key.

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