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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.