Posts by SignSystem

Planetree Designation Creates a “Patients First” Organizational Culture

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 in Sign System Institute

Many healthcare organizations use the “patients first” marketing campaign to appeal to the frustrated healthcare patient. While this may seem like an intangible pursuit, Planetree’s Designation Program provides a structured program that uses both experienced-based and evidence-based criteria to provide a real “patient-centered” experience that is definable, attainable, and measurable.

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October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 in News

“Compassion in Action” Sign System Solutions is pleased to join hundreds of patient-centered organizations from around the world in commemorating the seventh annual Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month in October. Healthcare organizations, like ours, are engaging in a variety of activities designed to support patients and build confidence in managing their health, strengthen patient-centered practices, publicly proclaim a commitment to patient-centered care, and reflect on efforts to transform the health care experience.   The theme of Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month this year...

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Sign System Solutions to Participate in the New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society Fall Conference

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in News

The Keynote Speakers will be sharing their experiences related to the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Keynote Speakers are: George Player, CPE, FMA, Director of Engineering, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Eric Goralnick, MD, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness and Associate Clinical Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Emergency Department. They will deliver the keynote speech: Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombings Experience.

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A Resource for ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Posted on Sep 3, 2013 in Sign System Institute

On March 15, 2012, updates to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) went into effect. The new standards, known as the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, focus specifically on creating wayfinding signage for the visually impaired.   If you are new to the ADA Accessibility Guidelines, which consists of hundreds of pages, be warned that only a few, small sections relate to signage. However, there are a few significant aspects to understand. Knowledge is power and if you become familiar with this Federal law you will be better prepared to be in compliance. While some...

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The Future of Wayfinding

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 in Blog

The Future of Wayfinding Knowing the future of wayfinding might be a bit difficult to predict; however, identifying the current expectations, challenges, and current technological advances provides an insight into what we can expect in the next decade and beyond.

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