Discover What’s Next

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

Earn up to 23 CEUs!

The Healthcare Design 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 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.

Looking Back and Moving Ahead


2015 Agenda coming soon...

Continuing the Visual Conversation…

HCD 2014 featured an exciting new station that offered a collaborative forum for visually sharing thoughts, ideas, and visions.   With Graphic Facilitator and Stick Figure Strategist, Jeannel King at the helm, attendees were encouraged to stop by and contribute to the creative process.   The results are now available for download…with our compliments:

  1. In a Borderless World, How Do You Prepare for the Things You Don’t Know or Expect?
  2. What Will Your Role Be in Meeting the Challenging Demands?
  3. How Do You Anticipate Healthcare Delivery Changing Over the Next 5 Years
  4. It Starts with People…

 

Healthcare Design Conference News

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100+ Examples of Why Design Matters For Patients

March 6, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Program team members traveled through snow, ice, and subzero temperatures to convene in Washington, D.C., in February to select the Healthcare Design Conference educational sessions for 2015. It’s a solid lineup that demonstrates the power and practical necessity of good design.

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The 3rd Annual HCD 10 Winners Are...

February 2, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Now in its third year, The HCD 10 awards for outstanding individual contributions to the healthcare design industry honor some well-known names and behind-the-scenes giants.
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What Makes Someone Worthy Of An HCD 10 Honor?

January 27, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Success in the healthcare design industry can be measured by various parameters, and we consider as many as we can in selecting the winners of our annual HCD 10 awards.

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Study On Decentralized Nurses’ Stations Yields Surprising Results

December 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago studied the effects of switching from a central nurses’ station in its old facility to decentralized stations in the new building, which opened two years ago. Some of the results caught the researchers--and their Healthcare Design Conference audience--off guard.
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Palomar Medical Center: Two Years Later

December 2, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

After two tumultuous years of operation, Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., still offers positive lessons in patient-centered and staff-supportive design, as seen in a facility tour during the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference.

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Eskenazi Hospital: One Year Later

November 26, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What design features are improving results and leading to better patient and staff satisfaction at one of the country’s largest public safety-net hospitals? During the Healthcare Design Conference, members of the design team took time to share what they’ve learned over the past 12 months.

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