HCAHPS Survey and Acoustics

September 23, 2016   
The main goal of healthcare is to promote healing and recovery for patients. Recent studies have found that a poor acoustic environment can drastically affect the recovery of patients. However, on the most recent HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare

Facility Guidelines Institute Recognizes Importance of Acoustics to Patient Well-being

September 8, 2016   
According to recent research, a poor acoustic environment can negatively affect a patient’s health and recovery.  The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines for Design and Construction is a document that architects, consultants, and engineers refer to when designing outpatient facilities

Music and the Healing Process

November 1, 2004   
This topic recently came up during one of our presentations where we discussed the acoustical issues of HIPAA and Hospitals. As architects and designers look at the negative impact of excess noise within patient areas, researchers are studying the positive

Speech Privacy Within Hospitals Meeting the New HIPAA Standards

January 1, 2004   
Confidentiality between a patient and the health provider is one of the basic principles of modern health care. Without confidentiality, the effectiveness of the health care system decreases, due to patient fear of having their medical records revealed and possibly