MAY 2013 | IDEAS FOR CREATING SAFE, COMFORTABLE CARE ENVIRONMENTS
HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY NEWS
Green Healthcare Design: More Than A Fad
As past processes and paradigms fall under the critical forces of reform, will sustainable design be thrust aside as a marketing gimmick of the new millennium, or will it play a critical role in healthcare’s renaissance?
The Positive Impact of Art in Healthcare Facilities
Modern healthcare facilities are being transformed from sterile buildings into places that make patients feel calm and promote healing, with art playing a monumental role. Incorporating various types of art into healthcare facilities has been shown to positively impact the health outcomes of patients across the globe.
Five Design Strategies to Create Competitive Children’s Facilities
The pediatric care environment is one that demands a thoughtful design approach to support both patients and family members. And while doing so has shown to improve outcomes, the necessity for it goes beyond the clinical realm.
The Wall Street Journal Interviews CEO of Cleveland Clinic on the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act, more colloquially known as Obamacare, is set to dramatically alter the healthcare industry’s status quo. The Wall Street Journal recently conducted an interview with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, the well-renowned healthcare system with facilities in Ohio, Florida, Las Vegas, Toronto, and soon, Abu Dhabi.
A Researcher’s Perspective on Healthcare Design
Elise Valoe is a senior design researcher in the Workspace Futures group at Steelcase, and for the last two years she’s focused her work solely at Nurture. Soon Valoe will move to Hong Kong to lead a new research team, but before her departure, we wanted to catch up with her and chat about the parallels between office and healthcare design research
Clinicians: Better to Sit than Stand
Attention, doctors and nurses: when it comes to interacting with patients, sit don’t stand! From the Kansas City Nursing News comes interesting news – patients feel more satisfied with their doctor or nurse when that person sits, versus when they remain standing.
Relay by Nurture
The rigorous demands of the clinical environment require a product that is designed to withstand the trials of daily use. Relay provides a smart solution that moves and operates with a single handle touch point, eliminating the need for adjusting the keyboard and monitor separately, resulting in one continuous motion. This allows the caregiver to focus on what’s most important – their patient.
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