Healthcare Reform


HCD Expo Keynote: A Future of Healthcare Without Walls

November 18, 2016     Shandi Matambanadzo, Managing Editor

Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of Network for Excellence in Health Innovations, U.S. healthcare and health policy, delivered the closing keynote speech at this month’s HCD Expo & Conference, challenging attendees to start thinking differently about how healthcare will be provided in the future and the effect that will have on the built environment.


About Last (Election) Night

November 9, 2016     Manuel Hernandez

What the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election tell us about where healthcare—and healthcare design—is heading.


Building A Better Inpatient Unit

September 14, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

These units have to do a lot of heavy lifting in today’s hospital environment, calling for designers to rethink existing models to better facilitate team-based care, streamline operations, and provide future flexibility.


FIRST LOOK: Sports Therapy and Research Center At The Star

August 8, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

See a sneak peek of the new sports medicine facility for Baylor Scott & White Health in partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, scheduled for completion in 2018.


Take 5 With Mary Frazier

June 21, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The principal and architect at EwingCole discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.


A Forecast For Change

June 1, 2016     Debra Levin

New methods of care delivery are creating opportunities for the architecture and design community. 


Setting The Foundation For Healthy Living

May 26, 2016     Basak Alkan and Tatiana Guimaraes, on behalf of AIA-AAH

Hospitals have an opportunity to serve as the base upon which health districts that improve the well-being of a community can be built. The Baton Rouge Health District in Baton Rouge, La., serves as an example of how it’s done.


Rewriting Reading Room Design

April 15, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Texas Children’s Hospital centralized its radiology services to improve patient care as well as output and collaboration among its staff members.


A Rural Healthcare Roadmap

April 12, 2016     Kirsten Staloch

Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.


A/E/C Survey Sheds Light On New Wave Of Business

April 5, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Healthcare Design’s 2016 A/E/C Survey offers a view into the numbers behind a year’s worth of healthcare building projects as well as the major influences inspiring what’s next.  


Rehabilitation Care: Preparing For The Future

March 31, 2016     Sharon Schnall

Rehabilitation treatment is a growing healthcare sector, with several market conditions— from baby boomers’ needs to fitness trends to the Affordable Care Act—shaping the facilities of today and tomorrow. 


The Intersection Of Healthcare And Politics

March 30, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Healthcare and politics have long been intertwined. Lessons learned from how government interventions affected care delivery in the past can help designers anticipate how best to create clinical care environments that respond to this current wave of reform. 


The Home Stretch: Designing Rehab Centers

March 18, 2016     Sharon Schnall

Well-designed rehabilitation centers provide responsive environments to patients over both short- and long-term stays, re-creating independent living as much as possible to help ease the transition back home.


Urgent Care: Right Here, Right Now

January 7, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Urgent care is an old standby seeing new life thanks to the care delivery model’s ability to answer multiple industry challenges, including providing the care patients need, when and where they want it. 


Promoting Wellness On Campus

January 5, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

California State University Northridge's new Oasis Wellness Center is designed to give students a break from the hustle and bustle of campus life with a relaxing setting for university-based therapy services, peer counseling, massage therapy, nutrition and wellness counseling, and outdoor meditation.

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