Using Service Design To Understand, Improve Patient Experience

November 16, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

By identifying the unspoken or latent needs of patients, a healthcare organization and its built environment can be designed to best answer the human side of healthcare—even in an organization as big as the Mayo Clinic. Some lessons from the provider’s innovation center were shared during the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. 


Delivering Results: A Breakdown Of Healthcare Construction Delivery Methods

November 9, 2015     Charles H. Griffin

Whether reduced cost, speed to market, risk mitigation, or ownership control is the objective, there’s a delivery method out there that’s right for your next healthcare construction project. Find the pros and cons of all the options detailed here. 


Using Mixed Methods To Build Akron Children's New Pavilion

October 22, 2015     By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
With a culture of Lean already adopted, Akron Children’s Hospital leaders decided to mesh the approach with integrated project delivery to reap the rewards of both in the construction of the provider’s new Kay Jewelers Pavilion. 

Union Village: Introducing A First

September 22, 2015     Ed Miller and Danny Boh

The team behind the in-progress Union Village in Nevada kicks off a series of blogs providing insight on challenges encountered and lessons learned while planning this first-of-its-kind health village, starting with how the IPD team was selected. 


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.


From The Ground Up: New Parkland Hospital

July 22, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Construction of the New Parkland Hospital in Dallas was a feat unto itself, with a four-party joint venture behind it. From early integration of project team members to prefabrication of building components to figuring out how exactly to build a 60-foot cantilever—and then build on top of it—team leaders share how they brought the project's 2.1 million square feet to life. 


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.


Building Smart In Healthcare

April 7, 2015     Jason Seaburg
New technologies are optimizing healthcare construction sites, helping teams rein in costs and speed up schedules.

Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design

February 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Susan B. Frampton, president of nonprofit organization Planetree, talks about going global, why patient needs still aren’t top of mind at some facilities, and her idea for the future of healthcare design conversations.

The HCD 10: Sam Moses, Building Professional

February 11, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Sam Moses, a superintendent at Balfour Beatty Construction, is named The HCD 10 Building Professional for his work in 2014.

5 Ways Healthcare Design Must Change

January 26, 2015     Dennis Kaiser

Healthcare is evolving, with a heightened focus on greater efficiency and higher quality of care. This shift is requiring healthcare design to evolve, too. Here are five ways to rethink the way built environments are created and what they need to achieve.


Best Of 2014: Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

December 23, 2014     Sara O. Marberry

Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, completed in November 2013, reflects the ideals of the patients it serves and raises the bar for military healthcare facility design.


Best of 2014: Modular Construction Delivers Flexibility To Healthcare

December 19, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Breaking out beyond smaller healthcare projects, modular construction is being sought out for its speed to market, quality control, and efficiency.


Healthcare-associated Infections Keep Industry On High Alert

December 16, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Hospitals and health systems are charged to reduce healthcare-associated infections and the tens of thousands of deaths they cause each year, inspiring design solutions to help combat the mounting epidemic.

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.

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