Blogs

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.

Why Reality TV Might Be Killing Healthcare Design

June 22, 2015     Ellen Taylor

In a world of reality TV shows that document one-day home makeovers and quick flips, the real work of designers is at risk of being diminished. And for a segment as complex as healthcare design, shouldn’t we be dedicating more time and resources to the process?

The Case For Patient Room Standardization

June 18, 2015     Jim Atkinson

Although it may be tempting for providers to pursue specialized patient rooms for specific populations, creating inpatient spaces that can accommodate multiple models of care will pay off in the long run.

The Value Of Lifelong Learning

June 15, 2015     Kevin Gaffney

The show director for the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference discusses why it’s important to never pass up the opportunity to learn more about the world around you.

Is Designing For Resiliency The New Normal?

June 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The effects of climate change and extreme weather events aren't just a concern for hospitals in traditionally high-risk areas anymore. Perkins+Will's Robin Guenther explains why more healthcare facilities should be assessing their vulnerabilities and adapting their designs.

Here Come The Millennials: Healthcare Work Environments For A New Generation

June 11, 2015     Christine Hester Devens

With a physician shortage looming, the next generation of caregivers to attract is the Millennials, steeped in technology, insistent on collaboration, and expecting a work-life balance. So how can we design healthcare spaces to recruit this talent? Here are a few ideas.

Rethinking How Design Supports The Healthcare D-Suite

June 8, 2015     Terry Thurston

A traditional solution for middle management office space in hospitals is to assign them by department, separating director-level staff from their peers. In an era of increased focus on collaboration in care delivery, might there be a benefit to going in a new direction?

Improving Hospital Ecosystems With Bioinformed Design

June 2, 2015     Sheila F. Cahnman

Research indicates that efforts to create an ultra-clean patient environment may actually be removing ecosystems that can help patients heal, calling for a new paradigm in how hospitals are designed and maintained.

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