Did you see the headlines today? The flu shot is basically useless this year, ocean life is facing mass extinction, and there’s a new strain of marijuana that won’t give you the munchies.
But what made the news lately that’s noteworthy for healthcare design? Lots. In case you missed it, here’s a digest of my recent LinkedIn and Twitter posts.
- The Green House Effect: Homes for the Elderly to Thrive. New York Times. I have always liked everything about the Green House concept except the name.
- The New York Times Versus Architecture. Architect. Controversy as architects take pot shots at one another. But leave evidence-based design and healthcare out of it, please.
- FMI’s Construction Outlook 2014 4th Quarter Report. Good news. FMI forecasting 5% growth for healthcare construction in 2015.
- ’60 Minutes’ Just Called Obamacare A Disaster. Here’s What They Didn’t Tell You. Forbes. I agree with this contributor that “60 Minutes” just told part of the health reform story. You need to know this the next time someone asks, “You’re in healthcare, right? What do you think of Obamacare?”
- Baby Boomers Expect More Out of Health Care. Hospitals & Health Networks. More in this excellent series about what boomers want from healthcare. How are you going to design for them?
- Moving Beyond Traditional Staff Workplaces in Healthcare. Healthcare Design. These workplace design models aren’t new, but they are new to healthcare.
- Doctor Android. Wall Street Journal. I love the title of Eric Topol’s new book on #mHealth, “The Patient Will See You Now.” Lots of implications for healthcare design.
What did you see in the past few weeks that you thought was interesting and relevant to healthcare design?
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