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Survey: Healthcare Sector Slow To Embrace Senior Care

March 26, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

A recent survey of senior living communities points to the inevitability of increased partnerships with healthcare providers. While both sides stand to benefit, healthcare has been slow to act. Here's one explanation for why--and one way to get started before it's too late.

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Take 5 With Anthony J. Haas

March 25, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The president of the American College of Healthcare Architects and senior principal at WHR Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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In His Own Words: The HCD 10’s Sean Gouvin

March 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This is the second installment of our HCD 10 podcast series, featuring an interview with Baystate Health’s Sean Gouvin, this year’s facility manager winner. Check back each week for more installments.
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Healthcare Design Innovation Requires Leap Of Faith

March 23, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The state of healthcare today calls for new built environment solutions, but adoption can be slow in an industry that’s more comfortable relying on tried-and-true approaches. Healthcare Design’s Innovation Survey sheds light on the state of innovation in healthcare design today and what challenges must be overcome to move us all forward.
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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.

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Getting Up Close And Personal With The HCD 10

March 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare Design wanted to know what inspires this year’s HCD 10 honorees and what they’d like to change most in healthcare design. So we turned on the tape recorder and asked them a few questions. Hear their stories in our new podcast series.

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Designing For The Generational Shift

Center for Addiction and Mental Health designed by Stantec and C4 Architects
March 10, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Older patients have always been among the most frequent users of healthcare services. But as baby boomers continue to age, the number of seniors entering acute care facilities is skyrocketing, pushing providers and designers to create spaces that support their outcomes and satisfaction.
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Keeping Up With Change In Healthcare

March 6, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the latest Healthcare Design Academy in Bethesda, Md., delivered ideas on a range of topics from the evolution of ambulatory care centers and how to meet patient's ever-changing needs to using retail strategies to identify the best facility location.

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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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Take 5 With Paul Braun

March 3, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal at Gresham, Smith and Partners discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Time And Space: An Interview With Jain Malkin

February 24, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Space planning and healthcare interior design have come a long way in 40 years, and veteran designer Jain Malkin has tracked their progress through four editions of "Medical and Dental Space Planning." Here, the author weighs in on the future of healthcare interiors.
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Finding Room For Our Social Support Systems In The Care Process

February 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

If improving lifestyle habits and impacting population health involves taking a more family-centered approach to care, why are we still visiting the doctor by ourselves? And how can the built environment help change this?

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Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design

February 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Susan B. Frampton, president of nonprofit organization Planetree, talks about going global, why patient needs still aren’t top of mind at some facilities, and her idea for the future of healthcare design conversations.
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Resolutions For A Healthier Built Environment

February 17, 2015     Rosalyn Cama

Mirroring commercial wellness trends, healthcare providers are entering 2015 focused on keeping people well rather than treating illness, inspiring the design of spaces that promote good health.

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3 Ideas On Population Health

February 16, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
At the upcoming Healthcare Design Academy, HKS’s Shannon Kraus and Lindsey Waters will discuss the role healthcare systems can play in their communities and how the built environment can support wellness. Here, they offer a preview of their session and some design ideas that promote wellness inside and outside a facility.
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