Category Archives: Healthcare

The Healing Power of Art

Art, when done well and in the appropriate environment, can provoke strong emotional reactions. Can those emotions be used in healthcare to help patients? The evidence seems to be saying yes.

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Designing the Future of Integrated Behavioral Health

Behavioral health covers a wide range of settings which may include psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric units in the general hospital environment, alcohol and addiction treatment facilities, behavioral health clinics, and emergency departments with psychiatric specialty. It is a diagnosis that covers … Continue reading

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Whole Person Health at the Healthcare Design Conference

The recent Healthcare Design Conference featured many excellent break-out sessions. One in particular that caught our attention, and did not disappoint, was “Whole Person Health: A Health: A Health-Centered Design Approach“, presented by Whitney Gray, PhD LEED AP, Tonia Burnette, … Continue reading

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Introducing Node with ShareSurface for Exam Rooms

Going to the doctor is one of the most personal and vulnerable experiences we have. Patients want to connect with their doctors and develop a relationship of mutual trust and understanding. At the same time, doctors desire to be consultative, … Continue reading

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Sanjay Gupta’s 9 Biggest Health Issues Facing America

Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently posted an Op-Ed on CNN.com that detailed what he thinks are America’s 9 biggest health issues going forward into the new year. Some of them are what you would expect, while a few are more unique … Continue reading

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Skip Your Annual Physical?

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a prominent oncologist and a former Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Direct of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote an Op-Ed in The New York Times last week that caught our attention. In it, … Continue reading

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Safe Care: Every Patient, Every Time, Everywhere

Steve Stein, the Area Healthcare Manager in the Northwest Region for Steelcase Health, recently became the newest member of the Advisory Group on the Washington Patient Safety Coalition (WPSC). A program of the Foundation for Health Care Quality (FHCQ), the … Continue reading

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Fixed Fees + Patient Interaction Key to Healthcare Fix?

It’s the $3 trillion question. How can Americans get better health care for less money? A recent issue of TIME magazine shines the spotlight on a healthcare startup that is attempting to redefine the role of the primary care physician, … Continue reading

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