Blogs

A Year’s Worth Of Healthcare Industry Lessons

August 25, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Break out the notebooks: It’s back-to-school time for all of us, as learning opportunities both within and outside the healthcare design community ramp up for the fall.

Tips To Reduce MRI Noise And Vibration In Healthcare Environments

August 24, 2015     Benjamin Davenny

The surfaces surrounding an MRI can contribute to the noise the machine creates, but they can also work to diminish it. Here are some ways to help keep the peace.

HCD's Editorial Advisory Board: The Full List

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

Take a look at the 30 healthcare design leaders who now make up Healthcare Design's new Editorial Advisory Board, and learn about their individual expertise in our industry.

The IPD Contract: What It Covers And Why It Matters

August 4, 2015     Andrew Quirk

Tenets of integrated project delivery (IPD) have been applied to healthcare construction projects large and small for years, but using a formal IPD contract isn’t nearly as common. Tying firms to the project in a shared-risk model stands to improve teamwork and provides a framework for carrying out a project successfully.

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.

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