Evidence-based Design

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Collaboration Is Key In Swedish NICU Design

June 23, 2015     Gloria Cornell

On the third and final leg of my journey, I visited Stockholm—the heart of some of the most extensive NICU research in the world.

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Why Reality TV Might Be Killing Healthcare Design

June 22, 2015     Ellen Taylor

In a world of reality TV shows that document one-day home makeovers and quick flips, the real work of designers is at risk of being diminished. And for a segment as complex as healthcare design, shouldn’t we be dedicating more time and resources to the process?

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Healthcare Design Legacy: Michael Graves

May 18, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Postmodernist architect Michael Graves, who died in March at the age of 80, spent the past decade using his own physical disability to inspire built environment solutions that accommodate everyone. Here's a look at highlights of his firm's work in healthcare and beyond, to serve as inspiration for us all.
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Collaboration Via Research At The New Parkland

May 8, 2015     Gena English and Kathy Harper
Parkland Health & Hospital System encouraged partners on its new Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas to conduct research during the project. Here are the lessons learned along the way.
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Prescriptive Design: POE Measures Success Of VA Pharmacy Renovation

April 30, 2015     Elizabeth Stanberry, Mary Therese Hankinson, and Ellen Taylor
A VA pharmacy in New Jersey was redesigned with an eye on much more than aesthetics, creating operational efficiencies to solve patient satisfaction and workflow challenges. The results of a POE shed light on what worked and where additional improvements might be made.
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The Evolution Of Healthcare Design Interiors

April 24, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Healthcare interiors have come a long way from the days when the words “design” and “hospital” were rarely used in the same sentence

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Lady Cilento Branches Out In Australia

April 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new children’s hospital is lush with fresh solutions for hospital campus design, including approaches that bring the outside in and help establish deep roots within the local community.
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In Her Own Words: The HCD 10’s Upali Nanda

April 3, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This is the third installment of our HCD 10 podcast series, featuring an interview with HKS’ Upali Nanda, this year’s researcher winner. Check back each week for more installments.
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Healthcare Furniture Solutions Using Evidence-Based Design

April 2, 2015     Corinne Tam

Listen in as Deborah Breunig, Vice President of Healthcare at KI, addresses the ways their broad collection of solutions contribute flexibility and safety while providing unique customizations to match a designer’s vision for the built environment.

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100+ Examples of Why Design Matters For Patients

March 6, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Program team members traveled through snow, ice, and subzero temperatures to convene in Washington, D.C., in February to select the Healthcare Design Conference educational sessions for 2015. It’s a solid lineup that demonstrates the power and practical necessity of good design.

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PHOTO TOUR: ORMC North Tower

March 6, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new North Tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida, opened in January 2015.
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Time And Space: An Interview With Jain Malkin

February 24, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Space planning and healthcare interior design have come a long way in 40 years, and veteran designer Jain Malkin has tracked their progress through four editions of "Medical and Dental Space Planning." Here, the author weighs in on the future of healthcare interiors.
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Finding Room For Our Social Support Systems In The Care Process

February 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

If improving lifestyle habits and impacting population health involves taking a more family-centered approach to care, why are we still visiting the doctor by ourselves? And how can the built environment help change this?

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Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design

February 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Susan B. Frampton, president of nonprofit organization Planetree, talks about going global, why patient needs still aren’t top of mind at some facilities, and her idea for the future of healthcare design conversations.
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Resolutions For A Healthier Built Environment

February 17, 2015     Rosalyn Cama

Mirroring commercial wellness trends, healthcare providers are entering 2015 focused on keeping people well rather than treating illness, inspiring the design of spaces that promote good health.

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