Blogs

2014: The Year Of The Patient

December 17, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Healthcare Design’s Top 10 most-clicked articles in 2014 capture the industry's growing interest in creating healthcare spaces that not only enhance outcomes but that leave patients walking away from a healthcare experience with a favorable opinion of it. See the full list here. 

Integration Of NICUs Into Hospitals

December 15, 2014     Gloria Cornell

As part of an IIDA traveling fellowship, I’m setting out in 2015 to get a global perspective on NICU design to see how design research is making an impact and see what the future may hold.

Data-Driven Healthcare Design: Cool Stuff Isn’t Free

December 10, 2014     Chris Bormann

Healthcare designers must demonstrate the financial and operational value of their planning and design recommendations to clients, with data-driven design tools able to provide insight on how even the coolest-looking design will also perform to expectations.

Open Now: Healthcare Design Innovation Survey

December 8, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Your input is needed to shape the future of innovative initiatives to better serve the healthcare design community.

A Look Back At Design Ideas Of 2014

December 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What are some of the most intriguing ideas and issues that were top of mind in 2014? And what trends would you like to see go away in the New Year?

Ambulatory Expansion: Best Practices And Common Pitfalls

December 4, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Healthcare organizations across the country are turning to their facility planning partners to create a roadmap to success in the shift to ambulatory care. But how is that translated to identifying space needs? And what bumps in the road are likely to be encountered, even with the best-laid plans in place?

Palomar Medical Center: Two Years Later

December 2, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

After two tumultuous years of operation, Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., still offers positive lessons in patient-centered and staff-supportive design, as seen in a facility tour during the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference.

Eskenazi Hospital: One Year Later

November 26, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What design features are improving results and leading to better patient and staff satisfaction at one of the country’s largest public safety-net hospitals? During the Healthcare Design Conference, members of the design team took time to share what they’ve learned over the past 12 months.

Here Come The Millennials: Engaging A Generation By Design

November 25, 2014     Christine Devens

Designing healthcare spaces for the Millennial generation as patients calls for innovation—in particular, taking a page out of Apple’s book in how to design an authentic, transparent, and personal experience.

Tour: Kaiser Permanente San Diego Central Hospital

November 16, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

The new hospital in San Diego is being built to the Kaiser Permanente template but with some twists, thanks to concepts presented through the organization's Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition. Attendees of the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference had a chance to visit the site and see mock-ups of those new ideas in practice. 

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