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How to understand and appeal to millennials

By Howard Wolinsky  |  September 19, 2015

Physician recruiters and healthcare employers say that millenial physicians want good work-life balance and a high-tech, collaborative workplace.

Who needs beds? New ambulatory centers offer everything except inpatient care

Who needs beds? New ambulatory centers offer everything except inpatient care

By David Royse  |  September 12, 2015

A growing number of providers are building facilities that offer a wide range of hospital-type services without inpatient beds. These facilities offer a mix of telemedicine, imaging, short-term observation care and surgery. Technology lets patients avoid being kept overnight for monitoring.

Defective rewards: How design flaws have hobbled Medicare's incentive programs

Defective rewards: How design flaws have hobbled Medicare's incentive programs

By Melanie Evans  |  September 12, 2015

The CMS, private payers, policymakers and provider systems are placing heavy reliance on using financial incentives to change provider behavior to improve quality of care and reduce costs. But researchers say much depends on properly structuring the incentive programs to achieve the desired results.

Modern Healthcare Design Award winners fuse healing atmosphere, efficient workplaces

Modern Healthcare Design Award winners fuse healing atmosphere, efficient workplaces

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 05, 2015

For three decades, participants in the Modern Healthcare Design Awards have sought to advance the concept of a healing environment. This year, the 30th annual contest saw a coming together of efforts to refine that concept while integrating the sometimes-conflicting principles of value-based design.

Gold Award: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gold Award: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 05, 2015

What particularly struck Design Awards judge Rulon Stacey about the new Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in West Harrison, N.Y., was the prominent staircase in the middle of the lobby.

Bronze Award: Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

Bronze Award: Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 05, 2015

Prebys Cardiovascular Institute represents the first of a three-phase renovation on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus in San Diego. Designers with the Culver City, Calif., office of HOK architects were given the difficult mandate of integrating the project into the existing campus while...

Silver Award: St. Charles Cancer Center

Silver Award: St. Charles Cancer Center

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 05, 2015

The radiation oncology unit at the 260-bed St. Charles Bend (Ore.) medical center used to be located a mile away from the hospital's medical oncology unit. “A lot of patients needed to go to both,” said architect Karl Sonnenberg, a principal at the Portland, Ore.-based architecture firm...

Learning to be LGBT-friendly

Learning to be LGBT-friendly

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 22, 2015

Experts say it's important for healthcare providers to become more knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming to LGBT patients because that population suffers from a disproportionate burden of chronic illness.

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