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

 

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...

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Mar 22, 2016

PDC Summit 2015 Speaker Recap with Mark and Michelle

 

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,...

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Mar 22, 2016

FreemanWhite Delivers Value to Executives at PDC Summit 2015

 

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Mar 22, 2016

HCD Conference Session Preview: Consolidating Support Services

 

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...

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Mar 22, 2016

5 Questions with Healthcare Division Leader Jim Eaton

 

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...

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Mar 21, 2016

PDC Summit Survey Results: Healthcare Owners Weigh In

 

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...

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Mar 21, 2016

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

 

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...

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Mar 21, 2016

New Healthcare Options Grant Outpatients the Power of Choice

 

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...

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Mar 21, 2016

Equipped with Plan B: Preparing Your Energy Sources for 2014

 

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...

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Mar 21, 2016

Why Healthcare Systems Should Prioritize Infrastructure

 

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...

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Mar 21, 2016

Hospital Energy Issues: IT Data Centers and Cogen Power

 

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...

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Mar 18, 2016

Research Shows Hospitals Should Air Out

 

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...

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Mar 18, 2016

Healthcare Path to Success Will Rely on Addressing Changes

 

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...

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Mar 18, 2016

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

 

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...

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Mar 18, 2016

PPACA Ushers in Healthcare's New Age of Accountablility

 

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...

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Mar 18, 2016

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

 

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...

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Mar 18, 2016

Healthcare Provider's Surge Preparedness Relies on Expecting the Unexpected

 

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...

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Mar 18, 2016

For Healthcare Providers, Windows of Opportunity Close Quickly

 

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...

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Mar 18, 2016

Power Cogeneration for Hospital Disaster Preparedness

 

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...

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Mar 18, 2016

Healthcare Simulation Targets Inefficiency

 

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....

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