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PDC Summit 2015 Speaker Recap with Mark and Michelle

Categories: Healthcare

 

Every year, Haskell attends the ASHE PDC Summit, but this year the team attended the annual conference with FreemanWhite for the first time since their huge announcement last year. Not only did the newly expanded team network and learn, they gave back by teaching attendees as well.FreemanWhite's Mark Furgeson and Michelle Mader spoke in two presentations in a new PDC session track, ...

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FreemanWhite Delivers Value to Executives at PDC Summit 2015

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HCD Conference Session Preview: Consolidating Support Services

Categories: Healthcare

 

During the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference, Haskell and LeeSar will present Time to Regroup: Assessing the Value of Consolidated Services on November 17 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In this blog, you will learn more about LeeSar, the session and the speakers behind the presentation.About LeeSarLeeSar is a joint-venture between the Lee Memorial and Sarasota Memorial Health Systems. Using a...

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5 Questions with Healthcare Division Leader Jim Eaton

Categories: Healthcare, Expert Interviews

 

Jim Eaton, Vice President of Haskell's Healthcare Division, takes a moment to answer five questions about how his team solves their clients' business issues with their facility services. He discusses everything from the direction of the division to key representative healthcare projects. He even hints at some interesting news to come. Take a moment to enjoy this conversation with Jim.1.What...

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PDC Summit Survey Results: Healthcare Owners Weigh In

Categories: Healthcare

 

During ASHE 2014 PDC Summit in Orlando, Florida, Haskell's healthcare team optimized their conference experience by conducting a survey during exhibit floor hours. As the healthcare landscape continues to change, the focus of the survey was to identify owner challenges and opportunities for industry improvement. The data reflects hospital owner survey responses. Question: Do you feel like a...

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The New Hub and Spoke Model: Redirecting the Flow of Patient Care

Categories: Healthcare

 

For the past two decades, many healthcare providers have been developing networks of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings to provide care to their patient population. Depending upon the size and scope of the provider, these networks have varied in sophistication with many working as loose coalitions of segregated services. In the fee-for-service reimbursement model of the past, the...

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New Healthcare Options Grant Outpatients the Power of Choice

Categories: Healthcare

 

When you decide to buy a new car, what do you do? Perhaps, browse several dealerships to see where you can get the most value. You, as a consumer have the power of choice to evaluate which car is best for you. This ‘best deal’ phenomenon is starting to apply to healthcare services for non-emergency or acute situations. With the emergence of “Minute Clinics,” outpatient options are growing. 

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Equipped with Plan B: Preparing Your Energy Sources for 2014

Categories: Healthcare, Energy

 

How did you spend the end of your year? Besides hearty meals and plenty of family time, you probably spent your time strategically planning for the upcoming year. Like many other healthcare systems during strategic planning, you may have also been searching for what can set your system apart from others. The answer could be simpler than you think. Your competitive advantage may lie in the...

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Why Healthcare Systems Should Prioritize Infrastructure

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Healthcare systems often ignore the importance of infrastructure to their success. Industries such as IT and financial services invest heavily in infrastructure to protect their capability to conduct business. Recent disasters have proven that the healthcare industry may need to follow that trend.Disaster planning is a hot topic for healthcare systems. This is especially important for...

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Hospital Energy Issues: IT Data Centers and Cogen Power

Categories: Healthcare, Energy

 

Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as Cogenerated or Cogen power, continues to become more attractive to hospitals.

 

Foremost, CHP offers efficiency benefits which translate to major utility savings over time. Second, it is a proactive step toward compliance with increasingly restrictive energy initiatives already afoot. Third, we know cogen offers superior disaster preparedness due...

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Research Shows Hospitals Should Air Out

Categories: Healthcare

 

Life is full of situations where something feels right intuitively, but until “hard facts” surface to scientifically prove an outcome, a concept can be a tough sell—especially when costs are involved. For instance, more natural light always seemed like a healthier way to design. Then the research supported intuition: natural light reduces absenteeism.

 

Healthcare design has a lot of beliefs...

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Healthcare Path to Success Will Rely on Addressing Changes

Categories: Healthcare

 

Most of the initial discussion surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has focused on costs of providing insurance to every individual. Yet, healthcare providers realize the bigger issue may be adapting to the major disruption of their business models.

 

Healthcare providers are being challenged to be more accountable across the continuum of care than ever before....

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PPACA Mandates New Accountability For Healthcare Planning, Design and Construction Departments

Categories: Healthcare

 

As healthcare providers begin to balance demand, they are increasingly looking internally within their organizations and focusing on accountability within each department’s sphere of influence. This new focus will include the organization’s Planning, Design and Construction (PD&C) department.

  

For many years healthcare PD&C has been delivered in an inconsistent manner with very limited...

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PPACA Ushers in Healthcare's New Age of Accountablility

Categories: Healthcare

 

As the New Year begins, the healthcare industry faces challenging yet exciting times.  As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continues to be deciphered and the implications of the act on the healthcare industry are being understood, care providers work to organize and implement their strategies for success.

    

While the players within the industry remain uncertain about...

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Healthcare Distribution Solutions Bring Benefits for Patients, Workers and the Supply Chain

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For many healthcare facility directors, capacity planning presents a very real, challenging and ongoing issue.Departmental Growth, Repurposing a Short-Term SolutionRapid departmental growth has become common within healthcare. A popular solution—one that often initiates a chain-reaction of similar capacity planning challenges—has become “repurposing”. Repurposing refers to utilizing space...

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Healthcare Provider's Surge Preparedness Relies on Expecting the Unexpected

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How would a 25% volume increase in your emergency department (ED) affect the ability to treat patients? What if that spike lasted over the course of a month, or maybe two? Now play out that scenario with a staff reduced by two or three personnel.The current influenza outbreak has made the preceding hypothetical a reality for many hospitals across the United States. From Washington State to...

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For Healthcare Providers, Windows of Opportunity Close Quickly

Categories: Healthcare, Energy

 

Success as a healthcare organization relies heavily on the capability to provide quality care to patients. Like any other business sector, participants within the industry must continually improve to meet market demands. In medicine, new treatment options commonly create the gateway to improved patient care and profitability.Yet simply purchasing new equipment does not guarantee a...

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Power Cogeneration for Hospital Disaster Preparedness

Categories: Healthcare

 

Hurricane Sandy highlighted the need to examine disaster protocols. After witnessing the challenges to recovery in the New York and New Jersey areas post Sandy, it is prudent for every organization to have an exhaustive, well-defined and well-practiced readiness plan.  Does your plan account for threats to your energy supply?

 

A crucial part of readiness for a hospital is energy. How will a...

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Healthcare Simulation Targets Inefficiency

Categories: Healthcare

 

Hospitals find it increasingly more difficult to keep balance sheets in the black while maintaining quality patient care. Eliminating inefficiency in order to reduce costs and improve patient satisfaction has become a priority for the industry.Organizations have focused on three key areas in order to eliminate waste:

  • Administrative Inefficiencies
  • Clinical Inefficiencies
  • Care Coordination

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