The healthcare built environment is evolving from a place where sickness is treated to a place where health is promoted and wellness is maintained. The solutions being brought to the table by the design community to support that initiative are plentiful, and this latest blog from the AIA-AAH outlines a few worth considering.
Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.
Healthcare and politics have long been intertwined. Lessons learned from how government interventions affected care delivery in the past can help designers anticipate how best to create clinical care environments that respond to this current wave of reform.
Well-designed rehabilitation centers provide responsive environments to patients over both short- and long-term stays, re-creating independent living as much as possible to help ease the transition back home.
February 25, 2016 Patricia A. Lenaghan and Robert D. Counter
The inclusion of frontline staff in the design of Nebraska Medicine’s biocontainment unit—one of the few U.S. facilities to deal firsthand with the 2014 Ebola outbreak—paid off with a space tailored to their needs. Post-activation staff feedback now gives the industry plenty to build on.
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.
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.
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.