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We've added a few new features, but our objective is still the same: To share insights on medical technology as it relates to facility design.

If you are involved in healthcare construction, whether it's a new facility, replacement, expansion or renovation, our goal is to help you make more informed decisions.

 

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Planning for Bariatric Patients

 

I received an e-mail from a patients' family member looking for help in locating a SPECT camera capable of accepting patients who weigh over 360 pounds (165kg).  The family was told the hospital did not have access to a system capable of imaging his 480 lb. body. This got me thinking about the very narrow focus that manufacturers offer bariatric patients in the area of medical equipment.

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Top 10 Equipment Innovations of the 90's

 

Several years ago, I sat down and made a list of what I thought were the Top 10 changes in equipment technology that had impacted facility design.  I started doing planning 1990, so the list was basically a Top 10 Innovations of the 90's.  As I start to ponder my list for 2000 - 2010, I thought I'd re-publish this one and see if anyone remembers seeing these changes affect their projects during design or construction.

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Form Follows Function



What is the best way to conceptualize the healthcare design process?

A series of spaces that need order?  Or should each be given its own shape and size based on its unique requirements?

 

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 01 March 2012



What is the best way to conceptualize the healthcare design process?

A series of spaces that need order?  Or should each be given its own shape and size based on its unique requirements?

 

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