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It’s Business Plan Season Again

September 26, 2012


August, September and October is high season for strategic business planning in many industries, including design and construction. As I survey the landscape of healthcare and how I can best assist healthcare systems in the near term, I think back to a Fast Company article from February of this year, about what they termed “Generation Flux”. […]


September 20, 2012


One of my favorite punching bags, Certificate of Need laws, is in the news again—this time with a more obvious slant toward graft.  Check out the link from The Advisory Board. Will we see healthcare projects allowed under a free market during my life time?  Will this year’s presidential election make a difference?

Futurists and a Map to the Future

September 18, 2012


As an AIA Florida Convention Planning Committee member for the past several years, I have had the opportunity to work with some very talented Florida design practitioners.  The Committee works diligently over six or eight months to shape the annual convention’s theme, determine the content, secure speakers, and help facilitate the actual event on site […]

Healthcare Design Not for Commodity Buyers

September 14, 2012


The other day I was ruminating on why construction projects are so difficult to successfully execute for so many hospitals and healthcare systems. It might be because most institutions have no standards in place to make smart comparisons; it all resides with Facilities, Strategic Planning, Support Services, the CFO, CEO or another executive.  And when that position turns over, so […]

Changing Face of HC Competition

September 11, 2012


Becker’s Hospital Review provided a compact summary of an issue I have blogged about in the past: competition for healthcare providers in the post-PPACA era.  Becker’s focused on non-traditional challengers, which is my thesis for where the market revolution will come from.  Some of their suggestions to watch for:  niche providers in new markets, private […]