The Blue Cottage Blog

The recent bomb explosions that took place in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, immediately provided many people with reason for pause and feelings of great concern. The next day, Rebekah Gregory was scheduled to fly to Orlando to speak at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium Conference early that Monday morning. Although these bombings conjured up difficult memories for her, she pulled herself together and boarded a plane to Orlando.
The conference started as most do with check-in, review of event guides, schedules, catching up with colleagues at the networking breakfast, and heading to hear the keynote – Read More –

Just outside of downtown Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Western Health is breaking new ground by taking a Lean-led approach to pre-design and conceptual design planning for the New Western Memorial Regional Hospital (NWMRH). Using the “Big Room” framework as the basis for the planning effort, Western Health embarked on a state-of-the-art approach to hospital facility planning that maximizes evidence based-design, opportunities for team interaction and collaboration, user buy-in and engagement and ownership, thought generation and innovation. With an eye on developing a healthcare system that functions as a whole, Western Health is striving to develop efficient, effective, and value driven solutions that aim – Read More –

Introduction
The “Internet of Things” is coming. If you had asked me a few years ago what that meant, I would have had no idea. It sounded to me like a futuristic sci-fi fantasy world, but the more I’ve learned about it, the more intrigued I’ve become about what it means for our future. It’s going to impact every industry that exists, and likely create new industries that we can’t even anticipate yet. In this blog, I explore what the “Internet of Things” actually is, and how health systems should be envisioning themselves as a part of this future.
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