Evidence-based Design


Putting Copper-Infused Products To The Test

February 4, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sentara Healthcare tests the efficacy of antimicrobial surfaces and linens at its new 129-bed tower with the promise to share its findings with the industry.

Simulating The NICU Experience

February 4, 2014     Tammy Smith Thompson and Megan E. Denham
Research and observation shaped the creation of a simulation lab that offers a glimpse inside a neonatal intensive care unit and the effects of a single-family patient room model.

The HCD 10: Sheila Bosch, Researcher

January 31, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sheila Bosch, director of research for Gresham, Smith and Partners, is named The HCD 10 Researcher for her work in 2013.

Continuing The Fight Against HAIs

January 30, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the industry searches for methods to reduce healthcare-associated infections, a growing body of support and evidence-based research points to copper-infused products as an answer.

Take Five With Geoffrey Roehll

January 29, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The senior vice president with Hitchcock Design Group discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.

The HCD 10: Laura Poltronieri, Architect

January 28, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Laura Poltronieri, founding principal of Poltronieri Tang & Associates, is named The HCD 10 Architect for her work in 2013.

The HCD 10: Meet The 2nd Annual Winners

January 27, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Our second annual list of 10 outstanding industry pros offers a snapshot of what can be accomplished—individually, and as an industry—in one year’s time.

Research Brief: Design Elements That Deter Patients From Using Hospital Gardens

January 17, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Summer 2013 issue
Access to nature has proven healing qualities, but proper design of outdoor healthcare spaces can make or break their usefulness. Recent research illuminates key design parameters based on data from studying three pediatric hospitals in Texas.

Design Research Leaves Behavioral Health In The Dark

January 15, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
A new report shows that research efforts in the healthcare design space have given little attention to the role that the physical environment plays in behavioral health settings. While there are plenty of challenges to changing course, initial research does offer a few preliminary design approaches worth exploring.

Top 5 Architectural Gifts To Healthcare In 2013

December 20, 2013     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
These are the Healthcare Design editors' picks for U.S. healthcare projects that made the most impressive mark on the architectural and design landscape this year.

Top Five Healthcare Design Takeaways Of 2013

December 12, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the year comes to an end, Healthcare Design recaps its Take Five series for insight into some of the biggest, thought-provoking issues of the last 12 months.

The Next 5 Years Of Healthcare Design

December 10, 2013     Debra Levin
As The Center for Health Design readies for its new five-year strategic plan, three business opportunities for healthcare designers emerge.

Designing The Med-Surg Room

December 2, 2013     Upali Nanda, Anjali Joseph, and Melissa Piatkowski
An evidence-based tool to help designers identify ways to improve patient and worker safety, quality of care, and organizational health.

Can Lighting Make A Difference In Patient Room Design?

November 26, 2013     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Research shows that lighting provides a number of benefits, from improving mood to decreasing pain, calling for the need to re-evaluate the approach to lighting that’s taken in patient rooms.

New Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Supports Holistic Health

November 14, 2013     Sid L. Scott
A new location for the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center creates a wellness campus that provides an integrated approach to care, inside and out.
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