Evidence-based Design

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New Seattle Children's Behavioral Health Unit Restores Normalcy, Patient Dignity

November 17, 2014     Megan Combs

Three panelists discuss the design process behind Seattle Children's Hospital's new behavioral healthcare unit at the Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego.

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Calling For Backup In The Patient Room

November 11, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Evidence-based design has shaped the modern patient room in a number of ways, but there are still plenty of places where designers would like to have more research available to support design decisions. Read how research might shape future designs in this installment of 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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Podcast: Design Goals Of A New Public Safety-Net Hospital

November 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In this Healthcare Design podcast, senior editor Anne DiNardo speaks with Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO of Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County (Indianapolis), on maximizing the opportunity to build a new campus for Eskenazi Health.
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Like A Good Neighbor: Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis

October 30, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Eskenazi Health doesn’t just say it’s serious about its civic role in Indianapolis, it’s walking the walk at its new campus with three design features that broaden the idea of healthcare and community.

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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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PHOTO TOUR: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

October 24, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through a new critical care unit in Lebanon, N.H., opened in May 2014.
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EBD Theory Becomes Practice At WellStar Paulding Hospital

October 21, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
The new WellStar Paulding Hospital in Hiram, Ga., is steeped in evidence-based design to create a space that showcases healthcare’s proven best practices.
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Infection Prevention: What Design Can Do

October 14, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Ebola threat underscores the need for all players in the healthcare arena—designers, engineers, and architects included—to do everything they can to stop the spread of infection within facilities.
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Caring For Cancer Kids: Innovative Designs

October 10, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Family-Centered Cancer Care Design Competition from the Institute for Patient-Centered Design names its top three finalists; see their designs here.
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Q&A With Avein Saaty-Tafoya, Adelante Healthcare

September 18, 2014     Linda Plunkett Franklin

Avein Saaty-Tafoya, CEO of Adelante Healthcare, was named The Center for Health Design’s 2014 Changemaker and accepted the award at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego.

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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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Signs Of Life In A “Comatose” Industry

September 17, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
After decades of operating as an industrial system that “contributes to problems it’s there to solve,” the U.S. healthcare industry is starting to wake up, said Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will, speaking at TEDMED. An important step in the process: Buildings that do no harm.
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Bridging The Healthcare Design Gap

September 12, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Most healthcare design projects begin with plenty of aspirations for improving outcomes and quality of care. Jurors for the Healthcare Design Showcase lauded these efforts after a review of this year’s submissions, but they noted that results on whether the efforts were successful were missing.
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