Blogs

All In One: Designing Womens’ And Children’s Hospitals

July 31, 2015     Tatiana Guimaraes

Designing healthcare facilities for women and children calls for a balance of three distinct patient groups—adults, children, and infants—all while maintaining efficient operations. It’s a tall order, but this blog from AIA AAH identifies details to consider.

What I Learned On My Tour Of Park Nicollet Women’s Center

July 28, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Start with 18 bathrooms, bring 15 services together under one roof, and offer two types of waiting environments—including space for kids—and you’re on the right path to improving the healthcare experience for women.

A 3-D Printed Hospital Coming To A Town Near You?

July 21, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

From prosthetics to bones to organs, the use of 3-D printing in healthcare is gaining traction every day and calling for built environments that can support its use. But what about using the technology to construct those built environments? It may not be such a leap.

Connections That Count

July 16, 2015     Kevin Gaffney

The show director for the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference shares how industry relationships can be rewarding and fruitful, both personally and professionally—but they require plenty of nurturing, too.

Healthcare Form Meets Healthcare Function

July 10, 2015     Debra Levin

Too often healthcare facilities are built to answer a specific need, but more longevity can be achieved if buildings respond to strategic initiatives instead.

Building A Better Board

July 9, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

With more representation from the industry, Healthcare Design can serve the industry even better.

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. 

Why Replication Matters In Healthcare Design Research

June 29, 2015     Ellen Taylor

We all like to get a big bang for our buck when it comes to doling out funds for healthcare design research studies, but sometimes efforts that are a bit more unassuming are the ones that make all the difference.

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.

Collaboration Is Key In Swedish NICU Design

June 23, 2015     Gloria Cornell

On the third and final leg of my journey, I visited Stockholm—the heart of some of the most extensive NICU research in the world.

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