Research, Theory


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.


PHOTO TOUR: Clinical Sciences Pavilion at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

November 12, 2015     John Blignaut

Take a visual walk through a new research building in Cincinnati, opened in July 2015.


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.


Georgia’s Newest Resident: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

November 5, 2015     Barbara-Horwitz Bennett

Answering the needs of an underserved community that’s grown exponentially in size in recent decades, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is also the first new hospital to turn its lights on in the state in 20 years.


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


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.


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.


Rewriting The Playbook: James Cancer Hospital

August 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

After planning and designing the new 19-story James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, leadership decided to add a second-floor radiation oncology unit—and that’s just one of the mid-project game-changers undertaken during this $750 million project.


Does The Decentralized Nursing Model Deliver?

August 6, 2015     Debajyoti Pati and Pamela Redden

After more than a decade of industry adoption, it may be time to look back before navigating ahead.


Building A Better Board

July 9, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

With more representation from the industry, Healthcare Design can serve the industry even better.


Why Replication Matters In Healthcare Design Research

June 29, 2015     Ellen Taylor

We all like to get a big bang for our buck when it comes to doling out funds for healthcare design research studies, but sometimes efforts that are a bit more unassuming are the ones that make all the difference.


Improving Hospital Ecosystems With Bioinformed Design

June 2, 2015     Sheila F. Cahnman

Research indicates that efforts to create an ultra-clean patient environment may actually be removing ecosystems that can help patients heal, calling for a new paradigm in how hospitals are designed and maintained.


If These Walls Could Heal

May 28, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Recent studies and real-world room designs, described at the Healthcare Design Academy in Houston, aim to take HAI prevention to the next level.


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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