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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Technology supporting this ED nurses’ station
                                                                                                                                                                                                    includes a picture archiving and communi-




TECHNOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                                                     cation system station, Voice over Internet
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Protocol phones, a nurse touch screen monitor
                                                                                                                                                                                                       and a medical gas multisignal alarm.




              +DESIGN                                                                                                                      B Y A M Y E AG L E


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DIRECTIONS IN A SNAP
                                                                                                                                                                                        tower features critical care beds that can moni-    ject’s architect and interior designer.                             The SnapWalk interactive
                                                                                                                                                                                        tor patients and issue prompts in five different       SnapWalk (www.securitysolution.co.in/),                         mapping application works
                                                                                                                                                                                        languages; a computerized simulation lab for        also of Nashville, is an interactive mapping                          with smart phones.
                                                                                                                                                                                        nurse training; and a sophisticated building        application that works with any Web-enabled
                                                                                                                                                                                        management system that allows patients in           device, such as a smart phone. Quick Response
                                                                                                                                                                                        each of the tower’s 152 built-out private rooms     codes are printed on signs throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                        to control their own thermostats. “The building     facility; when a user snaps a picture of a Snap-
                                                                                                                                                                                        is a machine in itself,” says Tim Heidlebaugh,      Walk code, the application displays a route to
                                                                                                                                                                                        the hospital’s director of facilities.              the requested destination. According to ESa
                                                                                                                                                                                             Marjorie Brown, managing principal of          interior designer Thomas Bauman, IIDA, ASID,
                                                                                                                                                                                        HDR’s Northwest offices, says the involvement       EDAC, the system shows great promise.
                                                                                                                                                                                        of the hospital’s information technology team          To promote wayfinding, provide positive dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                        from the beginning of the project was critical      tractions and recognize donors at Children’s
                                                                                                                                                                                        to its success.                                     Healthcare of Atlanta facilities, Stanley Beaman
                                                                                                                                                                                             An advanced telecommunications and net-        & Sears (SBS) and VisionQuest Design & Pro-
                                                                                                                    C E N T R A L WA S H I N G TO N H O S PI TA L                       working system integrates the hospital’s critical   duction Inc., both of Atlanta, worked directly
                                                                                                                                    We n a t c h e e                                    care beds from Stryker (www.stryker.com), Kala-     with the hospital’s foundation to design cus-                        RIGHT CONNECTIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                        mazoo, Mich.; nurse call system from Rauland-       tom “discovery walls.” Architect Betsy Beaman,                     SocialConnect touch screens
                                                                                                                          ICU rooms accommodate the specialized                         Borg Corp. (www.rauland.com), Mount Prospect,       principal of design for the project from SBS,
                                                                                                                         equipment required in critical care, cardiac                                                                                                                                           by T1Visions give patients
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ill.; phones from Ascom (www.ascom.us), Mor-        says the walls each contain six interactive but-
                                                                                                                           monitoring systems allow caregivers to                                                                                                                                              access to health information,
                                                                                                                           monitor patients’ vital signs from any-                      risville, N.C.; patient monitoring equipment from   tons, 18 high-definition plasma displays, eight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     games and more.
                                                                                                                           where in the ICU, and patient beds can                       Nihon Kohden (www.nihonkoden.com), Tokyo;           synchronized computers and copyrighted
                                                                                                                           translate commands in five languages.                        and electronic medical records from Cerner Corp.    IMAX film footage.
                                                                                                                                                                                        (www.cerner.com), Kansas City, Mo.                     SocialConnect touch screens by T1Visions
                                                                                                                                                                                             Flat-screen monitors in the business center    (www.t1visions.com), Cornelius, N.C. , can be-
                                                                                                                                                                                        of each patient unit display a patient’s assigned   come large interactive wall displays or be inte-
                                                                                                                                                                                        nurse, certified nursing assistant and related      grated into tables or kiosks. The SocialConnect
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ascom phone numbers, so physicians and nurs-        Lounge Table gives patients access to health




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                                                                                                                                                                                        es can “find the right person at the right time,”   information, games and digital magazines;
                                                                                     ffective technology deploy-           patients and staff, designers are finding clever             says Eric Lowe, enterprise architect for technol-   unlike most waiting room reading material, it
                                                                                     ment is one of the biggest            ways to integrate technology into health care                ogy, Central Washington Hospital.                   can be cleaned and sterilized easily. The Social-
                                                                                     issues in health care today, says     interiors.                                                                                                       Connect Consult Table helps physicians share
               ALWAYS ON CALL                                                        Cyndi McCullough, vice presi-                                                                      Information sharing                                 information with patients, including images
            Stryker’s critical care beds                             dent and senior healthcare consultant for             ‘Looks and brains’                                           Signcraft USA (www.signcraftusa.com), Nash-         and videos. Using intuitive gestures, users can
            accommodate advanced                                     architecture, engineering and consulting firm         The HDR-designed patient tower at Central                    ville, Tenn., installed new technology to help      send content from a consult table to a wall
            telecommunications and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FURNISHING CONSULTS
                                                                     HDR, Omaha, Neb. To help providers deliver            Washington Hospital in Wenatchee is a good                   patients and visitors find their way around Mis-    video display. Marco Ventura, chief operating
               networking systems.                                   efficient and effective care, improve commu-          example of a high-tech building that has, as the             sion Trail Baptist Hospital, San Antonio. Earl      officer, T1Visions, says the touch screens are                    The media:scape system from
                                                                     nication and create a better environment for          architects put it, both “looks and brains.” The              Swensson Associates (ESa), Nashville, is the pro-   designed for multiple users, making them ideal                     Steelcase Inc. helps enhance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             doctor-patient communication.



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          for collaborative health care settings. The dis-           video display. A videoconferencing component     “quietly does its job and looks good doing it,”                                                                                                                                                                     The Most Innovative award in the technolo-          player or gaming system stored in the cabinet
          plays can be customized and branded to suit                connects the care team with medical profes-      says Mark Sapp, director of medical products,                                                                                                                                                                    gy support category at the 2011 NeoCon de-             without opening the doors.
          any organization.                                          sionals around the world.                        Humanscale. An internal cable management                                                                                                                                                                         sign expo and conference in Chicago went to                Sonata oncology casegoods by Steelcase
             The media:scape system from Steelcase Inc.                                                               system makes the V6 easy to wipe down for                                                                                                                                                                        Steve’s Station, an imaging table from Anthro          Inc.’s health care unit, Nurture (www.nurture.
          (www.steelcase.com), Grand Rapids, Mich.,                  Ergonomic tech                                   infection control, and the ergonomic design                                                                                                                                                                      Corp. (www.anthro.com), Tualatin, Ore. The fully       com), Grand Rapids, Mich., feature personal flat-
          integrates furniture and technology to facili-             The V6 wall station, a new computer wall         helps doctors and nurses work comfortably, so                                                                                                                                                                    adjustable, ergonomic table has features for           screen televisions for each patient and built-in,




                                                                                                                                                                        LEFT PHOTO COURTESY OF SBS; RIGHT PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT: COURTESY OF ANTHRO CORP COURTESY OF HUMANSCALE; COURTESY OF LEDA; COURTESY OF STEELCASE
          tate doctor-patient communication. Using                   mount from Humanscale (www.humanscale.           they can focus on what they need to, adds Mark                                                                                                                                                                   privacy, lighting, sound absorption and air            pop-up outlets to power patients’ or visitors’
          media:scape, caregivers, patients and family               com), New York, enables caregivers to position   McKenna, the company’s design director. An                                                                                                                                                                       movement. Michael Mullen, design develop-              electronic devices.
          members can stand or be seated together at a               keyboards and monitors for optimal patient       ergonomic work environment “may sound like                                                                                                                                                                       ment manager, Anthro, says installing furnish-             “Sonata is addressing the patient first, and                             OFF THE WALL
          table or couch and share information from a                interaction and ease of use.                     a luxury, but it’s basic,” says Jane Abernethy,                                                                                                                                                                  ings with the appropriate lighting, wiring and         technology is subtly integrated into it,” says Alan                      The V6 wall station from
          variety of digital devices on a high-definition               The simple, elegant, space-saving design      Humanscale’s senior medical designer.                                                                                                                                                                            cable management is “a more thoughtful, easi-          Rheault, director of product design, Nurture.                          Humanscale enables caregivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       er-to-implement, faster, better experience” for a          Caroline Kelly, senior design researcher for                         to position monitors for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       facility than upgrading a room with costly new         Steelcase, says the company has developed what
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      optimal patient interaction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       wiring and lighting.                                   it calls the SSI framework for considering tech-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nology. Rather than focusing on specific techno-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Patient experience                                     logical devices, which can become obsolete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Leda Furniture (www.ledafurniture.com),                quickly, the SSI framework takes into account the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Toronto, takes technology integration into the         social, spatial and informational aspects of tech-
                   C H I L D R E N ’ S H E A LT H C A R E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       patient room with its Lounge series Optimum            nology use — what users need from the experi-
                             O F AT L A N TA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lift TV, a bureau with a hideaway flat-screen          ence, the requirements of the physical environ-
                    These interactive feature walls are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                television that can be raised or lowered at the        ment and how the information is conveyed.
                   part of a donor recognition program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 touch of a button. “It keeps the room a little             “The use of technology is emerging so fast”
                  and also serve as a “digital aquarium”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cleaner — not as cluttered,” says Marco L.             in so many new places, says Rheault. “We’re
                    with a digital caricature voice that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Confalone, president, Leda Furniture. An op-           still learning and observing and have inten-
                        describes the film footage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tional infrared sensor on the front of the unit        tions of continuing to develop products down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       allows patients and visitors to operate a DVD          this road.” I




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PUSH-BUTTON TV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This bureau from Leda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Furniture has a push-button
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         hideaway feature for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a flat-screen TV.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MAKING IPADS ACCESSIBLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sonata oncology case goods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from Nurture feature pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    outlets to power patients’ or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      visitors’ electronic devices.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Steve’s Station imaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           table from Anthro Corp. is fully
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           adjustable and ergonomic, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 it promotes privacy.

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