Rooms and Workspaces

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Five Ways Design Can Make Doctors' Visits Shorter

February 4, 2016     Delia Caldwell and David Martin

Not only do patients appreciate doctors’ visits that get them in and out, but shorter appointments mean providers can see more patients in a day. Design is key to success. Here are a few ideas on how to create spaces that make the average outpatient visit a whole lot faster. 

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Examining The Exam Room: 3 Trends To Watch

February 2, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

The once standardized exam room is evolving to support a lot more than just the patient exam, with three trends influencing the design of this space the most. 

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Alder Hey's Park Place

January 26, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The children’s hospital in Liverpool, England, integrates a trio of buildings into its scenic setting to maximize clinic space and bring patients and staff as close to nature as possible.

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Urgent Care: Right Here, Right Now

January 7, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Urgent care is an old standby seeing new life thanks to the care delivery model’s ability to answer multiple industry challenges, including providing the care patients need, when and where they want it. 

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Take 5 With Jeff Nicholas

January 4, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The director of healthcare at Tocci Building Companies discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.

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The Gray Area Of Healthcare Design

December 8, 2015     Nicholas Watkins and Zishan Siddiqui

From some perspectives, a recent study from Johns Hopkins threw a monkey wrench into the industry when it found no relationship between building design and patient satisfaction with care delivery. In this exclusive report, one of the study’s authors and a healthcare design researcher weigh in why that’s not quite the end of the story.

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New Voice At The Design Table

November 18, 2015     Leslie Kipps

Hospitals looking to gain efficiencies through new building projects are adding continuous improvement specialists to their staffs to collaborate with design teams and deliver on that goal.

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Breaking Down Silos In Academic Cancer Research

November 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

University of Texas MD Anderson brings an interdisciplinary approach to its new Zayed Building for Personalized Cancer Care.

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Configuring For Collaboration

November 6, 2015     Jennifer DuBose and Ross Westlake

A research team digs into what layouts best support new integrated care team models by identifying staff needs and simulating work processes.

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A New Movement For Healthcare: Universal Design

November 4, 2015     Gary L. Vance

As more and more boomers reach age 65, the healthcare planning and design community continues to search for clarity on how to design facilities for this significant cohort. With much still to learn about the generation’s unique requirements, universal design may serve as an ideal solution. 

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The Next Wave In Cancer Center Design

October 26, 2015     Dyutima Jha

As the latest breakthrough in delivering radiation for cancer treatment, carbon-ion therapy is gaining popularity worldwide and inching toward more adoption in the U.S., calling for designs that support the highly complex—and expensive—technology

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The Return Of The House Call?

October 20, 2015     Chris Bormann

Home healthcare is gaining traction, both in-person and virtually, necessitating facility and campus plans that provide the infrastructure necessary for a new take on an old care delivery method. 

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The Evolution Of Behavioral Healthcare Environments

October 14, 2015     Peter L. Bardwell

Just as the delivery of behavioral healthcare care has transformed over the years, the spaces where treatment is provided is taking new shape to support these modern solutions, from private patient rooms to behavioral health spaces within EDs. 

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New Orleans Hospitals Adapt And Overcome

October 7, 2015     Craig Guillot

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, two new hospitals are rising, with designs that respond to the inherent threats of the city’s geography.

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Designing Surgical Spaces For Now And Later

September 30, 2015     Tatiana Guimaraes

Surgical environments are a great challenge for healthcare designers, due to rapid evolution of medical procedures and technology. So what’s the key? This blog from the AIA AAH says it’s all about flexibility. 

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