Evidence-based Architecture

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Graffiti Artist Erik Wahl Dazzles Healthcare Design Conference with Performance Art

November 17, 2014     Megan Combs

The opening plenary speaker for the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego, Wahl performed much of his show by painting and interacting with the audience.

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Designing Healthcare Buildings That Support Patient Wellness

November 17, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Design can bridge the gap between what a building needs to achieve and the operations required to achieve it, in a new world that requires a deep focus on patient wellness. Read on for more from this Healthcare Design Conference session offering insight from both an architect and owner.
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What's Next For Patient Room Design?

November 12, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
NXT Health’s Patient Room 2020 prototype made waves through the healthcare design industry when launched last year. In this installment of Healthcare Design's special report on the patient room, NXT Health executive director Salley Whitman talks about the model and how the concepts proposed continue to evolve and push patient room design forward.
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Crystal Ball: Looking Into The Future Of Patient Room Design

November 10, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of patient room projects on design boards today and details on how healthcare designers are reimagining this all-important space, the third installment in Healthcare Design's special report on the patient room.
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Unit Design Is Secret To Successful Patient Room

November 7, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The effectiveness of any patient room design requires an equally effective unit design that supports efficient, functional, and safe operations and care delivery. Designers weigh in on best practices for inpatient unit design in this installment of Healthcare Design’s special report on the patient room.
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Stakes Are High For Patient Room Design

November 6, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The patient room is home away from home and, increasingly, where all the action happens—providing countless reasons to makes sure the design is right. This in-depth look at the state of patient room design today is the first installment in Healthcare Design’s special report on the patient room.
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What Designers Need To Know About Healthcare Reform’s Next Step

November 5, 2014     Eileen B. Malone and Ellen Taylor
The Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, became effective in October, and it’s important for designers to understand the built environment’s role in helping providers answer this next reform challenge.
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Podcast: Design Goals Of A New Public Safety-Net Hospital

November 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In this Healthcare Design podcast, senior editor Anne DiNardo speaks with Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO of Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County (Indianapolis), on maximizing the opportunity to build a new campus for Eskenazi Health.
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More Support For A Room Of One's Own

October 29, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Evidence mounts in the case for private patient rooms for even the youngest occupants, as recent research shows improved outcomes for single-family room NICU patients at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

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Take Five With Raymond E. Brower

October 29, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president with RTKL discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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PHOTO TOUR: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

October 24, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through a new critical care unit in Lebanon, N.H., opened in May 2014.
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EBD Theory Becomes Practice At WellStar Paulding Hospital

October 21, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
The new WellStar Paulding Hospital in Hiram, Ga., is steeped in evidence-based design to create a space that showcases healthcare’s proven best practices.
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Infection Prevention: What Design Can Do

October 14, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Ebola threat underscores the need for all players in the healthcare arena—designers, engineers, and architects included—to do everything they can to stop the spread of infection within facilities.
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Caring For Cancer Kids: Innovative Designs

October 10, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Family-Centered Cancer Care Design Competition from the Institute for Patient-Centered Design names its top three finalists; see their designs here.
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Signs Of Life In A “Comatose” Industry

September 17, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
After decades of operating as an industrial system that “contributes to problems it’s there to solve,” the U.S. healthcare industry is starting to wake up, said Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will, speaking at TEDMED. An important step in the process: Buildings that do no harm.
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