Design-and-Construction Page ContentThese free ECRI Institute resources help hospitals and health systems like yours engage in best practices for healthcare construction and medical equipment planning while staying true to your strategic vision and meeting your clinical, operational, and patient safety goals. Technology GuidanceFour pre-development planning steps for microhospitals, Health Facilities Management (9/2017)Centralized Vs. Decentralized Nursing Stations: Effects On Nurses' Functional Use Of Space And Work Environment, The Center for Health Design (9/2017)Effects of Unit Design on Acute Care Nurses’ Walking Distances, Energy Expenditure, and Job Satisfaction: A Pre–Post Relocation Study, The Center for Health Design (8/2017)How hospitals could be rebuilt, better than before, The Economist (4/2017)End Times: Planning for Capital Equipment Purchases, 24x7 (3/2016)Redesigning the Hospital as a Community Health Network, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, (9/2015)Designing for Health: Inpatient Unit Considerations, Contract (11/2015)The Changing Procurement Model for Medical Equipment, CBRE Healthcare PerspectivesMedical Equipment Budgeting: Controlling medical equipment spending for the life of a project, Health Facilities Management (1/2015)Medical Equipment and BIM, Health Facilities Management, 11/2013 Practice Makes Perfect: Planning Considerations for Medical Simulation Centers, Health Facilities Management, 11/2012 Shopping Smart: Managing Medical Equipment Replacements when Capital Findings Returns, Health Facilities Management, 6/2012On Alert! Maximizing Performance of Hospital Clinical Alarms, Health Facilities Management, 11/2011Embedding Supply Chain in the Equipment Planning Process, Healthcare Purchasing News, 9/2011Now + Forever: Designing Space for the High-Tech Patient Room, Health Facilities Management, 8/2011Safety First: Protect Important Resources by Planning for Safe Patient Handling, Medical Construction And Design, 8/2011The Future of Healthcare: Medical Devices, Modern Healthcare, 7/2011The Imaging Question: Are Advances in MRI Technology and CT Scanners Worth the Investment? Trustee, 6/2011Join the Team: Integrating Medical Equipment Planning into the Construction Process, Health Facilities Management, 5/2011Calling all Nurses: Selecting the Right Communication, Health Facilities Management, 3/2011 A Question of Value,Trustee Magazine, 3/2011 ECRI Institute MEMBERSHIP resources View construction-related articles from various ECRI Institute membership programs.