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JOPLIN, Mo. — A lot of unpredictable things happened Sunday, May 22, 2011 in Joplin, Mo. Tornadoes are a part of life in certain sections of the U.S., but no one outside of a movie theater expects to see the strongest level of twister (EF5) drop down directly on a town and disintegrate buildings that were designed with severe weather in mind.
Managing one’s health in the future will involve an app, a “smart” device or a patient portal. The explosion of the mobile technology industry is fast and furious, and health systems are scrambling to keep up.
Rush University Reboots Power System
CHICAGO — Administrators at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago are enjoying an increased peace of mind after installing an improved emergency power system designed by GE as part of the center’s campus transformation project.
Smart Grid Updates Provide Opportunities and Challenge for Large Structures
SAN MATEO, Calif. — We have been hearing for quite some time that the future of energy will be powered by smart gird technology, updates to our energy infrastructure that will help utility companies reduce waste and ensure energy goes where its most needed on a moment-to-moment basis.
Wasp Launches Medicine Tracking System
PLANO, Texas — Barcodes have been used for inventory management for years, a function that has been utilized on building sites to organize and track materials throughout the construction process.
DPR Attempts to Predict Future of Health Care
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Between electronic medical records, green technology and increasing attention from Washington in terms of new laws and regulations, health care is becoming an ever-increasingly complicated industry.
Flad Analyzes the Benefits and Pitfalls of Lean Design
MADISON, Wis. — Flad Architects, based in Madison, Wis., recently released a report on how the company views the movement towards lean principles in design and what aspects of this trend can be transferred into the health care market without compromising quality of care and patient comfort.
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