Evidence-based Design


Emerging Outpatient Concepts You Should Know About

November 15, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A speaker at that Healthcare Design Expo & Conference discusses the need for post-discharge clinics and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer centers, the appropriate design strategies, and how each can help operators reduce readmission rates.


3 Lessons In Designing For Autism

November 15, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference discussed some of the specific spatial design considerations for this patient population and how they addressed them in the design of The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.


Passing The Gavel

November 11, 2015     Rosalyn Cama

As The Center for Health Design’s long-time board of directors chairperson steps down, she reminds us that there’s much for the organization and industry to prepare for.


Lab Partners: Mayo Clinic And Delos Team Up On Well Living Lab

November 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The 7,500-square-foot research center in Rochester, Minn., will study the effects of indoor environments on health and well-being.


Generation Next: A Look Inside Healthcare Design Education

October 21, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Professors, design firms, students, and recent graduates share insight on the state of education for healthcare design and architecture, the skill set new designers need to compete, and the issues they can’t wait to solve.


Answering Boomers’ Wants With Knowledge-Based Design

October 16, 2015     Gary L. Vance

The needs and desires of the boomer generation are reshaping senior living projects at a rate that’s outpacing the ability of the design community to establish proven evidence-based design solutions, calling for the industry to start relying on what we do know. 


Seeds Of Change: An Interview With Roger Ulrich

October 12, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, editor-in-chief

As the Center for Health Design bestows its Changemaker Award upon Roger Ulrich at this year’s Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, Healthcare Design spoke with him about the evolution of EBD and what excites him about its future.


Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

September 23, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit

Can today’s research efforts move the needle on designing healthcare environments? Sure—if you can find them.


Healthcare Design Industry Reaches A Middle Ground

September 1, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

This year’s Healthcare Design Showcase illustrates projects conceived during one of healthcare’s most challenging times—between recession and reform. The program's jurors weigh in on the design solutions that emerged and where opportunities lie. 


Little Things: Designing For Labor, Delivery, And Beyond

July 31, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Hospitals and health systems around the country are investing capital dollars in the birth experience, from creating standalone birth centers to renovating obstetrics units, all in an effort to get the details right for that special day—and, hopefully, inspire lifelong relationships along the way.


What I Learned On My Tour Of Park Nicollet Women’s Center

July 28, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Start with 18 bathrooms, bring 15 services together under one roof, and offer two types of waiting environments—including space for kids—and you’re on the right path to improving the healthcare experience for women.


Rewind: New Parkland Hospital

July 24, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

As the industry awaits the opening of the 2.1 million-square-foot New Parkland Hospital on Aug. 20, here's a chance to review coverage of the megaproject and hear what its team members had to say over the last seven years, in this look back at Healthcare Design's archive. 


FIRST LOOK: Shriners for Children Medical Center

July 14, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

See a sneak peek of Shriners for Children’s new healthcare center in Pasadena, Calif., scheduled to open in 2017. 


Healthcare Form Meets Healthcare Function

July 10, 2015     Debra Levin

Too often healthcare facilities are built to answer a specific need, but more longevity can be achieved if buildings respond to strategic initiatives instead.


A Fresh Look At Pediatric Oncology, Behavioral Health Spaces

July 9, 2015     Tammy Smith Thompson

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design launches a new behavioral health design competition, as last year’s winning pediatric oncology care submission progresses toward becoming a real-life learning lab. 

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