Healthcare Reform

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Setting The Foundation For Healthy Living

May 26, 2016     Basak Alkan and Tatiana Guimaraes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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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Time for Change: Top Insights From the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference

December 17, 2015     Adam Armstrong

Imagine looking at an exam room from 20 years ago, and compare it to contemporary exam rooms.  Overwhelmingly, there is little to no difference between the two.   In the world of healthcare design, it is time for change.

Watch this video as the Steelcase Health team shares their insights from the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference in Washington D.C. .  Listen to key thought leaders detail how they shared over 10,000 hours of evidence-based behavioral field data and analysis, illustrated key applications and design concepts in a booth that were driven by these findings, and the true impact space can have on patient outcomes.

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Master Class: Derek Parker

December 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This is the ninth installment in our interview series with past recipients of Healthcare Design’s professional awards programs, featuring a Q+A with Derek Parker, the founder and chairman of PCI. Check back daily for more installments.

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Master Class: Lyn Geboy

December 4, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This is the fifth installment in our interview series with past recipients of Healthcare Design’s professional awards programs, featuring a Q+A with Lyn Geboy, a principal at Cygnet Innovations Group. Check back daily for more installments.

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3 Lessons From Going To The Gemba

December 4, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Designer Deborah Adler shared how going to the places where the work is done has helped her solve problems and discover new ideas for healthcare design, branding, and packaging, during her closing keynote at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Balancing Act In Behavioral Healthcare Design

December 1, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Safety and patient empowerment star in new takes on patient room design for mental health facilities, as part of the Institute for Patient-Centered Design Inc.'s annual design competition.

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Expanding The Conversation On Population-Based Care

November 16, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Searching for a way to better serve vulnerable patients, speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference share the idea of a population-based patient unit and how it can improve outcomes and continuums of care.

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