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Cicada wings inspire new ideas for antibacterial products

Cicada wings inspire new ideas for antibacterial products | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
Here’s another reason to love cicadas: A new study has found that tiny structures on cicada wings can kill bacteria through physical and not chemical means.

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Great potential for infection control in healthcare environments! I love it when biomimicry offers us ways to solve some of our greatest challenges.   

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ComplexInsight's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:05 AM

If this pans out - it may indicate new directions in anti-bacterial research.

 

Dmitry Alexeev's curator insight, July 28, 2013 4:24 AM

bacterial membrane disruption through nano tech

Greg Wurn's curator insight, March 4, 6:20 PM

Interesting, could lead to some very important discoveries in future

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Healing Environments | Planetree Planetalk

Healing Environments | Planetree Planetalk | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
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Planetree Visionary Design Network Partner Annette Ridenour of Aesthtics Inc. article on designing Spirituality in healthcare spaces is a must read!

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How are local hospitals addressing patient safety?

How are local hospitals addressing patient safety? | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
First do no harm! That quote from Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, is familiar to anyone working in health care.
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Great examples of Healthcare Organizations using Patient-Centered Performance Improvement and HRO model to enhance #patient #safety.

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Cast your vote for the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospital in America - 2014, brought to you by Soliant Health.| Soliant

Cast your vote for the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospital in America - 2014, brought to you by Soliant Health.| Soliant | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
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Proof that Patient-Centered Design can be beautiful! Planetree hospitals Elmhurst Memorial, Valley View Hospital in CO, & New York Presbyterian all up for running in the MOST BEAUTIFUL in US!| @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

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"Lisa Sundahl Platt, Proof that Patient-Centered Design can be beautiful! Planetree hospitals Elmhurst Memorial, Valley View Hospital in CO, & New York Presbyterian all up for running in the MOST BEAUTIFUL in US!"

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New Guidelines Show What a Geriatric Emergency Department Should Look Like | Health AGEnda

New Guidelines Show What a Geriatric Emergency Department Should Look Like | Health AGEnda | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
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Great insights on #designing #patient-centered care process specific to geriatric patients in ED

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Infographic: 7 Reasons to Engage Patients Before Their Appointments

Infographic: 7 Reasons to Engage Patients Before Their Appointments | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
This infographic provides 7 ways to boost patient engagement prior to their appointments.
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Providers that empower patients to maneuver the healthcare landscape in advance of care improve both performance & the experience paradigm.

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Patient-centered design for hospitals | Healthcare Finance News

Patient-centered design for hospitals | Healthcare Finance News | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
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Great piece articulating some of the distinctive elements of what constitutes Patient-centered Design

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Health for Life through the Voice of the Veteran - YouTube

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Great story from Planetree Bronze Tiered VANJ & impact of Healing Horticulture on Veteran experience 

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3 Considerations for Effective Patient-Centered Design

3 Considerations for Effective Patient-Centered Design | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
Healthcare Design Magazine: Architecture and Interior Design Trends for Healthcare Facilities,Healthcare facility and hospital design news and information for architects, designers and administrators.
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3 Considerations for Effective Patient-Centered Design

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Why EHR Design Matters | The Health Care Blog

Why EHR Design Matters | The Health Care Blog | Healing Environments | Scoop.it

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Perioperative wall project debuts at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital | University of Michigan Health System

Perioperative wall project debuts at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital | University of Michigan Health System | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
New mural on perioperative floor of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital offers patients and families a diversion while waiting for medical procedures.
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Great example of regionally significant artwork to create an environment that is psychologically healing and aids in wayfinding! 

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Why Human-Centered Design Matters | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Why Human-Centered Design Matters | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
In 1894, W.K. Kellogg made a discovery that would forever change what we eat in the morning. Seeking a more digestible breakfast alternative to baked bread
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Why Human-Centered Design Matters | Innovation Insights | Wired.com 

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Patient Rooms: A Changing Scene of Healing – Research – Herman Miller

Patient Rooms: A Changing Scene of Healing – Research – Herman Miller | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
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Insightful perspectives from #Planetree VDN partner #HermanMiller re:Changing Scene of Healing 

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The Doctor's Office Of The Future: Coffeeshop, Apple Store, And Fitness Center

The Doctor's Office Of The Future: Coffeeshop, Apple Store, And Fitness Center | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
As health care reform starts to reshape how we think about to focus on wellness we're going to need new medical spaces that help encourage more...
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Improving patient throughput | Facility designs that improve efficiency

Improving patient throughput | Facility designs that improve efficiency | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
How hospital designs can help lead to better patient flow
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Great article in this month's Health Facilities Management featuring Planetree Visionary Design Network partner ESa Architects regarding how you can leverage Patient-Centered design to improve operational efficiency!

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Details on special lights to improve dementia care A fish tale

Details on special lights to improve dementia care A fish tale | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
In the last week, quite a few McKnights readers have asked me for more details about special lights that improve dementia symptoms, prompting me to dig deeper into this story. Ive learned that Pet Smart might be a better bet than Home Depot to get the right bulbs.
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Interesting study supporting how creative lighting interventions in Healing Environments can improve outcomes in dementia patients.

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Griffin Hospital gets architecture award

Griffin Hospital gets architecture award | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
The American College of Healthcare Architects honored Griffin Hospital in Derby as one of two recipients of 2014 Legacy Project Awards. The other recipient was the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Cente...
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@Planetree Designated w/ Distinction @GriffinHospital and PVDN Partner @SLAMcollab recognized by ACHA for Patient-Centered Design 

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How to Maximize ASC Patient Satisfaction: Put Patients in Control

How to Maximize ASC Patient Satisfaction: Put Patients in Control | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
Healthcare providers are spending more time on improving patient safety and creating a better experience than ever before.
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#Planetree affiliate @LaserSpine Institute gets Healing Design right, by including the patient in the planning and decision making process.  

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Hospitals adopt strategies from airports and malls to keep patients from getting lost.

Hospitals adopt strategies from airports and malls to keep patients from getting lost. | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
It's a problem when patients and visitors continually struggle to navigate the maze of the modern medical complex. Hospitals are trying to solve it by borrowing strategies from airports and shopping malls.
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Patient-centered way-finding design strategies empowering individuals to confidently maneuver through the Environment of Care.

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Maine hospital lowers costs by design | Healthcare Finance News

Maine hospital lowers costs by design | Healthcare Finance News | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
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How Patient-centered & Staff Supportive design lowers facility operating costs| Healthcare Finance News

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Designing For The Aging Population In Acute Care Environments

Designing For The Aging Population In Acute Care Environments | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
Environments For Aging Conference,Annual Conference for assisted-living and nursing home senior care environment news and information for nurses, continuing-care providers & directors.
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Designing For The Aging Population In Acute Care Environments

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Design Thinking Is Critical For The Healthcare User Experience (UX)

Design Thinking Is Critical For The Healthcare User Experience (UX) | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
I was watching this video of Tim Brown (CEO of IDEO) earlier this morning, and it immediately clicked with me.  The idea of design thinking is very similar to the architecture training that I had. ...
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Design Thinking Is Critical For The Healthcare User Experience (UX)

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Home telehealth helps specialists reach Parkinson’s patients | mobihealthnews

Home telehealth helps specialists reach Parkinson’s patients | mobihealthnews | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
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How expanding Healing Environments virtual platforms can improve Patient satisfaction & outcomes

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Architects use patient-centred design to take fear, frustration out of trip to the hospital

Architects use patient-centred design to take fear, frustration out of trip to the hospital | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
Giving patients something interesting to look at helps distract them from worries, while architects are also trying to demystify hospitals by making them look more approachable
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Great article featuring patient-centered design by @PLANETREE Visionary Design partner @KAHLERSLATER

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High-Profile: Annual Green Supplement 2013

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#Planetree VDN partner #SLAMCollaborative brings sustainable design to healthcare learning environment

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SAPVoice: Future CIOs Explore Design Thinking to Drive Customer Experience

SAPVoice: Future CIOs Explore Design Thinking to Drive Customer Experience | Healing Environments | Scoop.it
Modern IT leaders are thinking beyond infrastructure and operations to drive key metrics, like customer experience, for businesses.  SAP and CMS Energy, Michig (#hot #trending #news SAPVoice: Future CIOs Explore Design Thinking to...

Via Fred Zimny
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@Planetree Future CIOs Explore Design Thinking to Drive Customer Experience

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