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Design and Architecture, Products and Resources for professionals and passionate individuals for Healthcare, Health Systems, Home Health, Home Caregivers, Health Information Technology (HIT) including EMR, EHR, PMI and apps for physicians, designers, patients and caregivers. The business and lifestyle, trends and trend-setters in designing for health needs and for healthier homes.
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In redesigned room, hospital patients may feel better already

In redesigned room, hospital patients may feel better already | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
Medical staff members and patients were surveyed. Reduced pain has a cascade effect, hastening recovery and rehabilitation, leading to shorter stays and diminishing not just costs but also the risk of accidents and infections. [...] patient satisfaction ratings are in the 99th percentile, up from the 61st percentile, and the number of infections and accidents have never been lower.
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Designer Neeti Kalias' tool for identifying hearing problems in newborns wins her a 2014 Rolex Award for Enterprise | Design | Wallpaper* Magazine

Designer Neeti Kalias' tool for identifying hearing problems in newborns wins her a 2014 Rolex Award for Enterprise | Design | Wallpaper* Magazine | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
The inventor of an ingenious device for identifying hearing problems in newborns is among this year&...
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Leveraging the Power of Design

Leveraging the Power of Design | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
Public health, design community should collaborate to address critical health issues.
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Great articles by @RWJF about health + design.  Design is a matter of public health!

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The Interview

The Interview | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Good explanations of pieces of Patient Room 2020 via the Hospital  and Health Networks.  I've always thought it was a bit cold-sterile, but I like the breakdown understanding. I would also love to see the impact the color changes have from the LED sensory integration.

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7 Brilliant Designs That Save Lives | Wired Design | Wired.com

7 Brilliant Designs That Save Lives | Wired Design | Wired.com | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
In the developing world, smart design can make the difference between life and death. Here are six products that can save lives.
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Doctor as Designer by Dr. Joyce Lee

Doctor as Designer by Dr. Joyce Lee | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Experience design slideshare by a physician and Googe's unicorns.

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Snoezelen

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The International Snoezelen Association website gives the history of snoezelen (a trade-marked name).

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How gardening is helping people with dementia

How gardening is helping people with dementia | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
Rachel Pugh: The therapeutic qualities of gardens are increasingly being recognised as a way to improve the health of care home residents
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How gardening is helping with dementia and alzheimers from The Guardian.

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Top 100 Interior Design Blogs curated by our design community » Modenus Interior Design Blog

Top 100 Interior Design Blogs curated by our design community » Modenus Interior Design Blog | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
Top 100 interior design blogs curated by Modenus' communities, please add your personal choice to our great list
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Design Blogs curated by Modenus- most of these are typical interior design blogs.  What health design or health system design and/or sensory design blogs do you know?  We'll curate the curators to find them all with everyone's help!

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What Would the Ideal Hospital Look Like in 2020? | Wired Design | Wired.com

What Would the Ideal Hospital Look Like in 2020? | Wired Design | Wired.com | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
Patient Room 2020 presents a vision that fuses the best of the American Medical Association and the Apple Store with a few CCs of Tron thrown in for good measure.
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In my opinion, many of these pictures are far too sterile to be serene for patients or providers, but they do show some high concept on how we will be integrating technology in healthcare design.

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http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/blogs/lara-macklin/what-child-life-specialists-can-teach-us-about-designing-kids?spMailingID=42109124&spUserID=NTA3NTcwODE4NzES1&spJobID=195296591&spReportId...

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In Redesigned Room, Hospital Patients May Feel Better Already

In Redesigned Room, Hospital Patients May Feel Better Already | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
Often ignored by front-rank architects, left to corporate specialists who churn out too many heartless buildings, hospitals are a critical frontier for design.
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Hospitals Boost Patient Safety, But More Work Is Needed - Kaiser Health News

Hospitals Boost Patient Safety, But More Work Is Needed - Kaiser Health News | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
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An Open Call for the PCORI Matchmaking App Challenge | The Health Care Blog

An Open Call for the PCORI Matchmaking App Challenge | The Health Care Blog | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Fully functioning apps considered with features including: patients as collaborative research partners, integration with established research networks, integration of social media, robust user profiles, advanced search and customizable displays, equal access to people from different backgrounds weighs in consideration.

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Google Testing Smart Contact Lenses for Diabetes Patients

Google Testing Smart Contact Lenses for Diabetes Patients | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
The new lenses include innovative, miniaturized sensors to monitor blood sugar levels in human tears as a way to help diabetes patients keep their disease in check.
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Community for Advocacy

Community for Advocacy | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it

From The Walking Gallery, to Lung Cancer Awareness Month via Lung Cancer Social Media to twitter from the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition- a conversation on the power of communities to advocate for change.

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How Do You Design a Hospital That Can Foster Great Ideas? | Wired Design | Wired.com

How Do You Design a Hospital That Can Foster Great Ideas? | Wired Design | Wired.com | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
The best way to explain the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., is to describe it as a club sandwich.
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Treating Children's Pain with Design and Technology

Treating Children's Pain with Design and Technology | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
Kinect technology evaluates & measures children's pain; perceptual bed pod for sensory & total bio-feedback at Children's National Hospital.
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If you've been wondering about DemandDesign.net and how design and healthcare connect- check out this video and article with loads of links too!

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Hi follow my design research - healthcare design twitter at @maducao Thanks!
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ModDesignGuru - Thinking-Outside-the-Box Design: The Power of Design: Healing Spaces for Cancer patients at St.Jude Children's Research Hospital

ModDesignGuru - Thinking-Outside-the-Box Design: The Power of Design: Healing Spaces for Cancer patients at St.Jude Children's Research Hospital | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
interior design blog
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An incredible example of what is possible when health systems partner with corporate and private sponsors- this re-design of St. Judes Children's Hospital and the Target Home for caregivers, is a real model for us all!

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Web Accessibility And Design Considerations | inspirationfeed.com

Web Accessibility And Design Considerations | inspirationfeed.com | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
Disabilities affect 750 million people worldwide and three out of every 10 families are touched by a disability in some way.
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Web accessibility for people with disabilities, including a link to the Web Accessibility Initiative- a must read for people designing for healthcare, within HIT - health information technology- or physicians and providers looking for recommendations for patients.  

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Rehabmart.com - Medical Supplies, DME, and Discount Medical Supply. Therapist owned.

Rehabmart.com - Medical Supplies, DME, and Discount Medical Supply. Therapist owned. | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
Rehabmart.com is an Online discount medical equipment and supply company that is owned and operated by occupational and physical therapists. We serve seniors, caregivers, special needs children and those who are disabled.
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With their store, and sister sites specifically for doctors, physical therapists, speech therapists and more- the articles alone can be a great resource to professional health providers and to parents, caregivers and patients in finding and learning about integrating great products into the home. (Note, I do not have any personal experience with this company.)

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10 Things You Need to Know about the ADA - July 2013 Disability Connection Newsletter

10 Things You Need to Know about the ADA - July 2013 Disability Connection Newsletter | Design for Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Must read if anything in yur professional or personal life involves the ADA.

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