Food for Thought Leadership: 10 trends in healthcare content to read and share

If you are attending the 2024 Healthcare Facilities Symposium—or any other healthcare conference on the horizon—gain some insight into topics sure to be discussed formally or informally by perusing IMEG’s curated collection of our recent healthcare-related blogs, executive guides, and podcasts. “The Importance of Healthcare Resiliency: Preparing Your Hospital for a Crisis.” This executive guide

Q&A with Leslie Curry, senior medical equipment planner

Leslie Curry is a Senior Medical Equipment Planner at IMEG. Her background in direct patient care brings a unique and essential perspective to the planning team. Leslie talks about the role of a medical equipment planner and how people from diverse backgrounds can be successful in this career.   Q: What is a medical equipment planner? 

De-escalation by Design: Making behavioral health, ER/ED facilities safer

De-escalation by Design is a security concept that creates spaces that are safe, calm, and therapeutic. It adapts tenets of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to the indoor behavioral healthcare environment, and hospital emergency departments, to allow patients and staff dignity, respect, and agency. 

Complying with USP <800> ensures safety and reduces healthcare facility risk

By Mike Zorich  Over the past couple of years, I’ve been writing and presenting about the new United States Pharmacopeial General Chapter 800 “Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings,” generally known as USP <800>. The standard is intended to protect healthcare workers and patients from harm associated with exposure to hazardous drugs, and many healthcare facilities have taken steps to