CVS’s new tobacco-free stance raises more questions about how the retailing of healthcare might affect the strategy and design of other healthcare environments.
There are a number of forces at play that will influence providers to think about what’s happening on the outside of their facilities just as much as what's happening inside, as healthcare organizations take a larger stake in their communities and how campus planning can play a pivotal role in keeping people well.
Often unfamiliar with the path of travel when entering a healthcare facility, seniors are at risk for falls, requiring thoughtful design of the entry sequence.
A trip to an orthopedic office illustrates the importance of remembering the patients you’re designing for and how their needs should be considered with every design choice you make—starting with the front door.
The words selected by healthcare facilities for their signage, buildings, and communications are supposed to help patients and visitors navigate the space clearly and without anxiety. But a recent study shows that what providers say and what visitors comprehend are often vastly different.
A healthcare designer shares the pros and cons that he noted after becoming a patient in a bed tower he designed a decade ago.
Improved lighting, new layouts, and pleasing furnishings go a long way in setting facilities apart and creating a positive brand impression.
Having the opportunity to compare and contrast healthcare planning and design in Sweden to that of the U.S., blogger Mike Apple identifies how the Swedish culture shapes the approaches taken there as well as how U.S. trends are mirrored.
A lot’s been said about the effect that the Affordable Care Act will have on healthcare capital improvement projects. But does it really change the pressures that providers were under before implementation? Brasfield & Gorrie’s Jack Darnall weighs in.
Speakers at the Healthcare Design Academy in Washington, D.C., discussed the changing landscape of healthcare delivery and the opportunities for design in that future.