By Adam McMillen It’s easy to be discouraged by the recent Supreme Court decision to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Air Act. The EPA’s response is to move forward with lawful implementation of environmental standards that address climate change, and we, the AEC industry, can
Balram Gupta explains why SPC-4D is the least onerous and cost-effective way for hospital building owners of acute care services facilities currently rated SPC-1 or SPC-2 to comply with California’s Hospital Seismic Retrofit Program.
At some point every healthcare facility will need to modernize its Central Sterilization Services (CSS), one of the least recognized yet highly critical departments.
Fourth in a series based on the IMEG executive guide, “Enhancing the Quadruple Aim through Data-driven Decisions in the Built Environment.”
IMEG Director of Federal Healthcare Armand Harpin discusses his role and the challenges facing federal healthcare facilities in the following Q&A.
Mike Zorich explains how the built environment is a powerful ally for healthcare organizations seeking to achieve the Quadruple Aim.
Jeff Carpenter explains how the patient and caregiver experience can be improved through integrating healthcare design services with technology.
Most of us have fully integrated technology into our lifestyles with smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and AI home devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. Unfortunately, such technology isn’t often adapted to the patient and caregiver experience.
Redesigning GI facilities can be a difficult balance of efficiency and safety contrasted against aesthetics and appearances. However, optimizing spaces and equipment can save money and time while also improving the patient experience.
Acuity adaptability – a healthcare model in which patients remain in one room regardless of level of care – is being considered by many healthcare organizations looking for safer, more efficient care delivery in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.