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Health Management

The Inevitable Rise of Outpatient Imaging Centres

2016 25 Aug

Countries around the world have different relationships to advanced ‏diagnostic imaging in the out of hospital (outpatient) environment. In ‏Australia and Italy, it is not uncommon to find imaging centres in shopping ‏malls, a concept which is anathema to both the United Kingdom & South ‏Africa. A shift from hospital based imaging services to a mixed... Read more

ICU Management

Evidence-Based Design Drives New Finnish ICU

2016 11 Jun

An intensive and intermediate care unit due to open in 2018 at Seinäjoki Central Hospital in Finland is the result of extensive evidence-based design research and virtual modelling. The facility with 24 single patient rooms will be the first ICU with single patient rooms in Finland.Design The EVICURES project included research carried out by VTT Technical... Read more

ICU Management

Pennsylvania ICU Awarded Design Citation

2016 28 Mar

The Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has been awarded the ICU Design Citation. The prestigious award — co-sponsored by the American Assocation of Critical-Care Nurses  with the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Committee on Architecture for Health of the American Institute of Architects recognises... Read more

Executive Health Management

Efficient hospital design on EuHPN agenda

2015 09 Nov

The European Health Property Network (EuHPN) puts efficiency of healthcare buildings in focus at its annual workshop event taking place in Brussels next week.   Through two days of plenary sessions and interactive debate, delegates concentrate on finding practical value in evaluation: learning from the past, understanding how to assess and use evidence,... Read more

IT Management

Calgary Scientific Inc. Hires Dave Waldrop to Head Global Sales and Marketing

2015 22 Jun

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating innovative technology for the medical industry and beyond, has announced that Dave Waldrop has been named Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Dave is also a member of Calgary Scientific’s Office-of-the-President, a four member team of senior executives responsible for collaboratively making... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospital Aesthetics Not Enough To Improve Patient Satisfaction

2015 27 Feb

Patient satisfaction ratings do not rise in proportion to hospital renovation expenditures, according to a pre- and post-evaluation study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The study found that patients’ experiences of care were only modestly impacted by hospital aesthetics, despite the widespread belief that patient-centred... Read more

Health Management

2015 11 Feb

Canadian company DIRTT Environmental Solutions built its name with sustainable, flexible, fast and cost-competitive construction in office and retail design, working with prestigious clients that include everything from AT&T to your local dentist’s office. DIRTT - Doing It Right This Time - describes its approach as less a modular wall system than... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM 2014: ICU Design - Open Wards or Single Rooms?

2014 29 Sep

Stealing a slogan from the recent Scottish independence referendum, Geoff Bellingan from the UK presented the procs and cons of single rooms or open wards in the ICU. Speaking at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) annual congress in Barcelona, he explained that he has become convinced that single rooms are the optimal provision.While... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM 2014: Designing a New ICU for Patient-Centred Care

2014 29 Sep

People often raise their eyes to the heavens for inspiration, but looking up was literally the solution for Jozef Kesecioglu from the Netherlands when designing a new ICU. The roof of the hospital was the ideal location for the new facility.Kesecogliou shared the lessons his hospital learned from building a new ICU at the European Society of Intensive... Read more

Executive Health Management

German Hospitals in Construction Fever

2013 22 Aug

Germany's hospitals are currently experiencing a construction boom: Whether its renovation, expansion or even new construction - the number of construction projects at German healthcare facilities is currently higher than at any time for 35 years with more than 1050 projects currently being implemented.These were the findings of a study conducted by... Read more

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