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New Approaches To Planning Emergency Departments

November 18, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Emergency departments must be designed to handle high-stress situations and run efficiently while answering the challenges that come with a diverse patient population, ranging from safety and security to behavioral health issues. Here are some ideas to get you started. 

The Intersection Of Healthcare And Politics

March 30, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Healthcare and politics have long been intertwined. Lessons learned from how government interventions affected care delivery in the past can help designers anticipate how best to create clinical care environments that respond to this current wave of reform. 

Examining The Exam Room: 3 Trends To Watch

February 2, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

The once standardized exam room is evolving to support a lot more than just the patient exam, with three trends influencing the design of this space the most. 

4 Industry Factors Influencing Clinic Planning

November 19, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

New programming needs in clinics are inspiring a modern approach to planning, with these four factors making the biggest bang. 

Planning Clinics for Flexibility And Adaptability

September 17, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

In order to answer the constant cycle of change seen in healthcare, it’s important that clinics are designed to respond to the short term and long term.

The Next Generation Of Data Visualization

July 9, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

For years, healthcare designers have relied on data visualization tools to test designs. Now new technologies are helping to bring spaces to life to be further refined—long before they’re ever built. 

Applying Lean Planning To Clinic Design

June 24, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Lean can help healthcare organizations plan clinic spaces that adapt easily to change, providing long-term value for patient care and operational cost savings—and it all starts by designing from the inside out.

Shaping The Future Of Modern Clinic Design

May 6, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

We can’t assume that today’s clinic module will satisfy tomorrow’s patient needs. Rather, designs must add flexibility and adaptability to create successful spaces for the future.

How Pre-Occupancy Research Can Shape Effective Design Solutions

December 30, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery

The recent build-out of an inpatient unit serves as an example of how collecting data at the front end of a project can help validate design decisions and inspire what’s ultimately built.

Research Tools For Healthcare Design

October 22, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery

After identifying a healthcare design problem, it’s time to see if there’s existing evidence that might provide a solution. If not, designers will need to conduct their own research, and there are several tools available to get the job done.

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