Hospitals: A Frontier for Scientific Architecture

In Redesigned Rooms, Hospital Patients May Feel Better Already The possibility that the Ebola virus might find its way into the United States raises urgent questions about how well the interior design of our hospitals minimizes risks and promotes healing. Michael Kimmelman’s article (“In Redesigned Room, Hospital Patients May Feel Better Already,”August 21, 2014)highlighted the 

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4th Way Evidence

Healthcare systems and facilities are continually challenged with changing practices and variations in volumes. The new economy has supported a perfect storm of changes: consolidation of services and facilities, various health systems mergers, new acquisitions, new measurements of performance and reimbursement with CMS meaningful use and value based purchasing, the continuing emergence of evidenced based 

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