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Managing Time, Resources, and Projects

Managing Time, Resources, and Projects

22 FREE Tools to Help You Work Better and Smarter Note: This article will appear in the September 2014 issue of Inside ASHE Magazine, a publication of the American Society For Healthcare Engineering   Philip C. Stephens, President of ASHE, wrote an open letter to the membership about the changing…

Redesigning and retrofitting existing facilities for behavioral healthcare

Redesigning and retrofitting existing facilities for behavioral healthcare

This article originally appeared in the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management in August 2013. ________________ With the closing of many large state-run behavioral healthcare facilities in many areas of the country, more patients with behavioral health needs are being managed locally.  This often means shorter in-patient stays, more outpatient treatment, and…

A Green Solution, Partnering With Energy Providers on Solar Power

A Green Solution, Partnering With Energy Providers on Solar Power

This article originally appeared in in the magazine Inside ASHE,  a publication of the American Society For Healthcare Engineering, in the Summer 2013 issue. ____________ Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) is the major healthcare provider on Cape Cod. With two hospitals, one skilled nursing facility, one assisted living center, five major…

Do Your Signs Meet the New ADA rules?

Do Your Signs Meet the New ADA rules?

This article originally appeared as a sidebar in the article “Making Your Wayfinding More Visitor Friendly” in MCD – Medical Construction and Design magazine in March 2013 _________ One of the biggest changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibilities Guidelines (ADAAG) 2010 is the adoption of Braille standards for signs. California…

Clear Directions – Making Wayfinding More Visitor Friendly

Clear Directions – Making Wayfinding More Visitor Friendly

This article originally appeared in MCD – Medical Construction and Design magazine in March 2013 __________________ Wayfinding  was first described centuries ago as a system of navigation used by people who traveled land and sea by unmarked routes. The indigenous people of Polynesia astounded Western sailors by their use of…