Discover What’s Next

November 14-17, 2015
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Washington, DC

Earn up to 23 CEUs!

The Healthcare Design Expo & Conference is the premier event devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. With roughly 4000 participants at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, this is the industry’s best-attended conference where attendees can earn up to 23 continuing education credits, network with peers, and influence the direction of the industry as it advances into the future.

2015 Session Tracks

advancements aia clinical programming improving specialty ambulatory methodologies advancing occupancy behavioral employing employing
advancementsAdvancements in Evidence-Based Design Researchoffers juried research studies that span the healthcare design environment. Learn the methodologies and approaches, hear the outcomes, discuss their applications, and focus on next steps.
clinicalAIA AAH Forums—addresses critical topics related to major issues and trends in health facility design. A favorite among attendees, this series is brought to you by the AIA AAH, noted thought leaders in the industry.
clinicalClinical Perspectives—offers a focus on clinical perspectives and knowledge as they relate to healthcare design. Although CE certified for nursing clinicians, these programs are applicable to all attendees.
programmingProgramming, Planning & Designaddresses a myriad of case studies, methodologies, and outcomes in the healthcare built environment processes. This track offers tools, techniques, and approaches that lead to success.
improvingImproving the Patient and Family Experienceshares innovative and effective initiatives and methodologies that advance the patient/family experience and positively impact clinical and satisfaction outcomes.
specialtySpecialty Areas and Approachesaddresses an array of population groups with unique care needs (e.g., oncology, spinal cord, etc.) as well as specialty care areas (e.g., ED, trauma, clinical units). These niche sessions offer models for developing patient-centric, outcome-oriented, and cost-effective care settings.
ambulatoryAmbulatory Care Advancementsexplores new approaches and settings for the rapidly growing arena of ambulatory care as driven by public health needs and fueled by new policies.
methodologiesNew Methodologiesoffers new insights into research approaches and data metrics.
advancingAdvancing Patient Safetyprovides new approaches and initiatives that foster patient safety in a variety of settings and scenarios.
occupancyPost Occupancy Evaluationsoffers post occupancy findings from case studies in state-of-the-art facilities.
behavioralBehavioral Health Practicesoffers an overview of recent developments in behavioral health and the environments that foster effective care.
employingEmploying New Technologiesapplies technology to improve care settings and outcomes.
employingFacilities Managementhosted by the Health Care Institute (HCI) of IFMA, this track led by noted experts in the field of healthcare facilities management. Discover an array of topics that cover the spectrum of FM and today’s critical issues.

Looking Back and Moving Ahead

Healthcare Design Conference News


Putting The "You" In "Team"

November 25, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

While there may be no “i” in “team,” Healthcare Design insists on celebrating individuals who contribute to our industry's progress anyway. Here’s why.


Getting To Net Zero

November 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

As hospitals continue to look for more efficient and sustainable ways to operate their buildings, new strategies are required. Speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference review some of the active, passive, and renewable systems worth considering and how they can impact building design and bottom lines.


Expanding The Conversation On Population-Based Care

November 16, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Searching for a way to better serve vulnerable patients, speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference share the idea of a population-based patient unit and how it can improve outcomes and continuums of care.


Using Service Design To Understand, Improve Patient Experience

November 16, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

By identifying the unspoken or latent needs of patients, a healthcare organization and its built environment can be designed to best answer the human side of healthcare—even in an organization as big as the Mayo Clinic. Some lessons from the provider’s innovation center were shared during the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. 


Avoiding Common Pitfalls In Leased Healthcare Spaces

November 16, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

As hospitals and health systems continue to add community-based locations within office buildings and shopping centers, figuring out exactly how to make the leasing process work despite the complexities of healthcare requires keeping some tactics in mind. 


Emerging Outpatient Concepts You Should Know About

November 15, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A speaker at that Healthcare Design Expo & Conference discusses the need for post-discharge clinics and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer centers, the appropriate design strategies, and how each can help operators reduce readmission rates.

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