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HealthSpaces Breaks the Mold of Stale Healthcare Conferences

The first-ever HealthSpaces event, born out of the Health Facilities Innovation Forum, brought together over 200...

The Future of Healthcare Is Retail

Healthcare systems are increasingly looking to retail for innovative strategies. With 81% of patients unsatisfied...

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Driving Deep Energy Efficiency in Healthcare

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Leadership Series: Jill Pearsall, Texas Children's Hospital

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What Can Healthcare Learn From Retail & Hospitality?

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Leadership Series: Bob Feldbauer, UC Health

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Active Shooter Preparation: The Role of Healthcare Facilities Leaders

In today’s unpredictable environment, the days of “It won’t happen here” are falling by the wayside. Preparing for...

Leadership Series: Brian Weldy, HCA

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How Design Thinking is Driving Innovation in Healthcare

Over the past few years, design thinking has gained popularity for driving innovation for the world’s leading...

How to Develop the Next Generation of Healthcare Facilities Leaders

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Health Facilities Innovation Forum Rebrands to HealthSpaces

To better reflect the shifts in how and where healthcare is being delivered, the Health Facilities Innovation Forum...

How Healthcare Facilities Execs Remain Strategic Amid Uncertainty

In the healthcare industry, where it’s not always clear what lies ahead, how can we remain strategic and actually...

Leadership Series: Walter Jones, MetroHealth

At MetroHealth, Walter Jones is overseeing an ambitious $1 billion dollar revitalization of an aging...

Prefab's Potential to Transform Healthcare Construction

According to BLOX CEO Chris Giattina, off-site manufacturing presents a significant opportunity to revolutionize the...

How Cleveland Clinic Keeps Up With the Pace of Innovation

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The Future of Healthcare & Impact on Facilities

What are the challenges facing facilities leaders as we move toward the future, and how can we overcome them?

Leadership Series: Rick Redetzke, Spectrum Health

The push toward consumerism is increasingly at the forefront of health systems’ strategic decision-making...and...

At Penn State Health, Telemedicine Improves Staff & Patient Experience

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Futurist Explains How Facilities Leaders Can Embrace Healthcare Disruption

In a world blazing forward on the back of AI, algorithms, and automation, how can healthcare facilities leaders...

Leadership Series: David Park, Novant Health

David Park, SVP of Construction & Real Estate Services at Novant Health, has an important message for all leaders,...

One Medical Group Founder on Driving Innovation in Healthcare

Thanks to hyper-connectivity and technology that grows more powerful each year, healthcare companies face both a...

The State of Healthcare Real Estate & Facilities

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Where the Top Minds in Healthcare Facilities Connect

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Kaiser Permanente: Facilities Need to be Catalysts for Total Health

Total health is a powerful idea...but how exactly does it translate into the built environment?

Leadership Series: Jeff Land, Dignity Health

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7 Steps for Effective Wayfinding in Healthcare

In today’s competitive climate, wayfinding in healthcare goes beyond functional necessity; it serves as a prime...

The Challenges & Opportunities of Building Microhospitals

Microhospitals may be small, but they’re gaining ground in healthcare.

How will Changes in Care Delivery Impact Facilities Planning?

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What is the State of LEED for Healthcare?

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How Healthcare Facilities Leaders are Using Uncertainty to their Advantage

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Is Modular Construction Ready for Prime Time in Healthcare?

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The Future of Healthcare: Q&A with Mike Walsh

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The Retailization of Healthcare - What Can Healthcare Learn from Retail?

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How will Blockchain Impact Healthcare Facilities Management?

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What is IoT's Future in Healthcare Facilities?

Although IoT remains one of the hottest buzzwords in business, the majority of health systems remain unsure of how...

Can the WELL Building Standard Thrive in Healthcare?

Over the past decade, green building initiatives went from fringe practice to mainstream movement. This evolution of...

What Can Facilities Leaders Learn from Gallup’s State of the Workplace Report?

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Brian Weldy of HCA on Igniting a Culture of Innovation in Facilities Management

Innovation: a word that’s overused, loosely defined and absolutely critical to the survival of your company.

How North America's First Fully Digital Hospital Facility is Revolutionizing Healthcare

With most hospitals still slow to adopt new technology, Humber River Hospital made history last year as the first...

Lessons in Lean Design from University of Michigan Health System

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Healthcare's Top Facilities Leaders Come Together to Speak Innovation

The 2016 Health Facilities Innovation Forum was a success, bringing together over 150 health system leaders to...

Reinventing Renal Care: Innovation in Design at DaVita

At DaVita Healthcare Partners, the word CEO is swapped for Mayor, employees are called teammates, and DaVita (an...

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Lee Memorial Moving Towards Leaner ‘Bedless’ Hospitals

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''Behind the times and struggling to catch up with the service models of other industries, healthcare is anxiously...

The Smartest Woman in Facilities Planning Isn’t a Human

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Future Will Bring Flexible, Retail-Focused Healthcare

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Ascension's Road to Facility and Real Estate Consolidation

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