Blogs

Design's Place In The Retail Clinic Evolution

March 31, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

The role that convenient care locations, or retail clinics, play in the overall continuum of care is expanding, especially as health systems embrace the complement to their own delivery practices, calling for a rethinking of environments to support growing services and popularity. 

Survey: Healthcare Sector Slow To Embrace Senior Care

March 26, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

A recent survey of senior living communities points to the inevitability of increased partnerships with healthcare providers. While both sides stand to benefit, healthcare has been slow to act. Here's one explanation for why--and one way to get started before it's too late.

What Issues Keep Healthcare Providers And Designers Up At Night?

March 19, 2015     Debra Levin

When attendees at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference were asked to choose the top issues that keep them up at night, the results revealed differences between providers’ and designers’ perspectives.

Getting Up Close And Personal With The HCD 10

March 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare Design wanted to know what inspires this year’s HCD 10 honorees and what they’d like to change most in healthcare design. So we turned on the tape recorder and asked them a few questions. Hear their stories in our new podcast series.

Keeping Up With Change In Healthcare

March 6, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the latest Healthcare Design Academy in Bethesda, Md., delivered ideas on a range of topics from the evolution of ambulatory care centers and how to meet patient's ever-changing needs to using retail strategies to identify the best facility location.

100+ Examples of Why Design Matters For Patients

March 6, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Program team members traveled through snow, ice, and subzero temperatures to convene in Washington, D.C., in February to select the Healthcare Design Conference educational sessions for 2015. It’s a solid lineup that demonstrates the power and practical necessity of good design.

Design And Patient Satisfaction: One Study’s Misconstrued Message

March 2, 2015     Sheila F. Cahnman

Last week, headlines proclaimed that a new study showed that facility design has little effect on patient satisfaction—but the details of the study suggest otherwise. 

Travel Bug: Medical Tourism And The Role Of Design

February 25, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Documentarian Morgan Spurlock recently tackled the trend of medical tourism, highlighting why it makes financial sense for many Americans. And when it comes to attracting patients overseas, the built environment, from aesthetics to operational support, is a necessary foundation. 

Innovation And The Design Of Healthcare Spaces: Next Steps Begin Now

February 24, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

The Healthcare Design Innovation Survey results are in, identifying and targeting the areas of our industry most in need of game-changing ideas. But where do we go from here?

3 Elements To Consider When Planning A Hybrid OR

February 23, 2015     Kevin Downey

Hybrid operating rooms are incredibly complex healthcare spaces to design. But the right planning with the right stakeholders will help simplify the process. 

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