Trends in Technology


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


Designing The OR Of The Future

September 24, 2015     Kwang Lee

A mock-up of an OR used in the design process for one project yielded lots of ideas on what space and technology requirements are needed to build surgical spaces today that are ready for tomorrow. 


A 3-D Printed Hospital Coming To A Town Near You?

July 21, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

From prosthetics to bones to organs, the use of 3-D printing in healthcare is gaining traction every day and calling for built environments that can support its use. But what about using the technology to construct those built environments? It may not be such a leap.


The Next Generation Of Data Visualization

July 9, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

For years, healthcare designers have relied on data visualization tools to test designs. Now new technologies are helping to bring spaces to life to be further refined—long before they’re ever built. 


Simulating Healthcare Spaces Through Virtual Reality

May 20, 2015     Taylor Cupp

Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers anymore. The technology is allowing healthcare project teams to simulate and experience spaces long before they’re built. But adopting this next frontier of design and construction comes with some rules for engagement.


Is There A Holographic Doctor In The House?

May 4, 2015     Debra Levin

Emerging technologies stand to reinvent the way healthcare is delivered, enhancing accessibility and lowering costs, all without losing that personal touch.


Building Smart In Healthcare

April 7, 2015     Jason Seaburg
New technologies are optimizing healthcare construction sites, helping teams rein in costs and speed up schedules.

What Issues Keep Healthcare Providers And Designers Up At Night?

March 19, 2015     Debra Levin

When attendees at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference were asked to choose the top issues that keep them up at night, the results revealed differences between providers’ and designers’ perspectives.


FIRST LOOK: Memorial Sloan Kettering Josie Robertson Surgery Center

February 16, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Take a sneak peek of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s latest project in New York, a 15-story, 175,000-square-foot surgery center.

An App A Day Can Keep The Doctor Away

January 15, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Morristown Medical Center isn’t just accepting the fact that more patients and family members are using online resources to get health information. It’s actively engaging in that conversation with a new retail concept that helps connect patients and staff with the latest apps and devices.


Best Of 2014: How To Design A ‘Smart’ Hospital

December 17, 2014     Evan Weremeychik

To support care delivery today and tomorrow, technology integration must be a major piece of any new facility project. A new endocrinology center in the works offers insight into the art of creating a technologically advanced hospital.


Here Come The Millennials: Engaging A Generation By Design

November 25, 2014     Christine Devens

Designing healthcare spaces for the Millennial generation as patients calls for innovation—in particular, taking a page out of Apple’s book in how to design an authentic, transparent, and personal experience.


What's Next For Patient Room Design?

November 12, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
NXT Health’s Patient Room 2020 prototype made waves through the healthcare design industry when launched last year. In this installment of Healthcare Design's special report on the patient room, NXT Health executive director Salley Whitman talks about the model and how the concepts proposed continue to evolve and push patient room design forward.

Take Five With David Ruthven

September 15, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The creative director at NXT Health discusses the top five tech-fueled trends and issues getting his attention right now.

Guest Services: A New Approach

July 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As loved ones take on a larger role in the caregiving process, healthcare facilities are rethinking family and visitor spaces to provide a variety of spaces for them to work, play, or simply get away.
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