January 31, 2011
Late last year the much-anticipated LEED for Healthcare Rating System was released by the USGBC. It had a longer-than-expected journey to adoption, and you can read some of that here. The short story is LEED 2009 for Healthcare New Construction and Major Renovations is a hybrid of what the USGBC thought was important for sustainable design and […]
January 26, 2011
Value engineering’s history began with General Electric’s “value analysis” process in the 1930s, where unnecessary costs were identified and eliminated from projects. This process shares a lot with modern day’s lean processing, which seeks to eliminate anything which does not add to quality, use, appearance or function. The Department of Defense is credited with the […]
January 22, 2011
Click here to read my latest for Healthcare Design’s blog posted earlier this week.
January 19, 2011
I am not a policy expert, and I chime in very rarely on legislative issues that affect healthcare. However, at the Virginia Rural Health Association’s (VRHA) Annual Meeting I heard from a lobbyist who is deeply involved with the healthcare legislation. Her name is Maggie Elehwany and she shed some interesting light on the bill, […]