HKS LINK magazine is a new quarterly publication focused on communicating our knowledge and expertise about the latest issues and trends that impact our clients. The name LINK was chosen because it conveys conversations and connections of all types – among and between clients, professional colleagues, industry experts, students – all seeking fresh and current information.
Each issue will concentrate on one topic, giving the reader easily digestible information and something of value as a takeaway. All issues of LINK can be found on our website under the News section http://hksinc.com/mag/link/issue01.aspx, so check back often.
In the premier issue, LINK discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and the impact of the act on emergency departments across the country. In the article, “The PPACA: Will it Affect ED Operations and Design?” the experts of HKS Team ED share their insights and vast knowledge about the PPACA and the changes that might take place now and in the near future.
Additionally, you will find ways to increase the efficiency, flexibility and security of emergency departments in the article titled, “Designing Today’s ED: 6 Steps to Improve Patient Care.”
In “Dreams Really Do Come True,” read about how ED concepts developed over 10 years ago by HKS are now becoming a reality.
Finally, HKS Team ED Designer and Director David Vincent, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, shares a very personal story about how ED design became his passion.
We hope you’ll enjoy this, and future issues of LINK.