Healthcare Reform

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Best of 2014: Increasing Patient Satisfaction By Decreasing Patient Room Size

December 18, 2014     Esperanza Harper, Nicholas Watkins, and Tamra Minnier

When creating a right-sized patient room to support patient/family-centered care, the design team behind the new UPMC East hospital found that more square footage wasn’t necessarily the answer.

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Podcast: 3 Design Ideas That Are Transforming Emergency Departments

December 10, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In this Healthcare Design podcast, senior editor Anne DiNardo talks with architects and designers on what’s shaping the future of the emergency department and some new design strategies they’re putting in place.
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Healthcare Design Pulse: Cutting-Edge Emergency Departments

December 9, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A roundup of the best, most interesting, and/or most innovative designs and trends we're seeing right now.
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PHOTO TOUR: UAB Student Health and Wellness Center, Birmingham, Ala.

December 5, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the University of Alabama at Birmingham's new student wellness center, opened in August 2014.
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Provider Challenges Healthcare Designers To Conduct More Research

November 26, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
In the closing keynote session of the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference, a panel of healthcare insiders responded to the changing industry landscape, with one provider charging the design community to step up efforts to study the built environment and push it forward.
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Changemaker Award: Let's Reset Healthcare Expectations

November 18, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Adelante Healthcare's Avein Saaty-Tafoya received The 2014 Changemaker Award at the Healthcare Design Conference and talked about creating a patient-centric experience that gives patients more confidence and better outcomes and makes them want to come back.
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Welcome To The 2014 Healthcare Design Conference

November 16, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

This year’s Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego brings together big crowds, diverse industry professionals, and new opportunities and insights for an industry poised to innovate—or else.

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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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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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What Do Healthcare Leaders Have To Say About The Future?

October 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

During the Healthcare Design Conference, a keynote panel will discuss the state of the industry and how the built environment will need to adapt. Here's a preview.

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Renovation Tips For Converting To Private Rooms

September 17, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
There’s more to turning double patient rooms to private than just removing a bed. Speakers at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference will share their top 10 considerations when making the transition.
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Healthcare Data Centers: Carrying The Load

August 25, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the input and output of healthcare information continues to grow, data centers are leading the pack in providers’ capital project priorities to meet evolving storage and processing needs.
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Data Centers: One Size Does Not Fit All

August 21, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the need for storing and securing medical data continues to grow, owners should know they’ve got options.
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