Construction and Design - August 2016

Art inspiring new discussions at London behavioral healthcare facility

Nonprofit organization aims to improve environmental conditions in mental health hospitals by inviting artists to create installation-based artworks, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/29/2016


Hospitals designed for faster healing

National Healthcare Design Awards winners show design can have an effect on outcomes

8/29/2016


Healthcare architect gets new perspective when admitted to hospital he helped design

Architect discovers new ways design impacts the patient experience

8/26/2016


Creating mock-us can improve final design

Sixty-three percent of respondents to the 2016 Hospital Construction Survey say they include patients in the design process

8/26/2016


Photo tour of New Delhi fertility clinic

The new Seeds of Innocence fertility clinic in New Delhi, India, has a striking exterior with Marsala wine-colored lacquered panels that reflect the sky, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/25/2016


Australian hospital has a second asbestos scare

Air testing found no asbestos present where dust fell on a patient in the Royal Hobart Hospital

8/19/2016


Tips for the planning process prior to designing a healthcare facility

Communication is the key to designing a space that meets the needs of all the stakeholders and to keep the project on budget

8/18/2016


New pharmacy technologies improve operations

Hospitals must maximize resources to improve outcomes and patient experience

8/18/2016


Guidance details physical environment's impact on patient experience

ASHE and AHA’s new report is titled 'Improving the Patient Experience Through the Health Care Physical Environment'

8/16/2016


Smallest details can impact HCAHPS scores

Setting up the room so the patient can have a meaningful conversation with the provider may affect how they rate communication

8/15/2016


Considering geography in behavioral care architecture and design

Behavioral healthcare facility design typically focuses on creating a space that is safe, calm and inviting for patients and their families, according to an article on the Behavioral Health website

8/12/2016


Design trends in sports medicine

Holistic programs must be accommodated within built environments that are varied and complex, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/11/2016


Balancing privacy with safety

Healthcare facilities must meet privacy controls, but still be safe and allow patient observation

8/9/2016


Sports medicine and academic medical centers stress collaboration

Both types of facilities are breaking down the silos between disciplines, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/8/2016


Hospitals adjusting equipment for overweight patients

Many have wide doors, larger-than-average rooms and floor-mounted toilets

8/5/2016


Privacy weak spots in healthcare facilities

The importance of protecting data in its physical or visual state is often overlooked

8/5/2016


Navigating a changing healthcare landscape

The emphasis on population-based preventive care and wellness — and its consequences — have impacted rural health systems especially hard; however, innovators are finding solutions

8/5/2016


Facts crucial in evidence-based design

Healthcare Design blog urges healthcare designers to take the time to check and source research

8/4/2016


Designing homes for health

As healthcare focuses more on whole-body health, designers should start paying more attention to where and how people live, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/3/2016


Revolving funds are boosting energy efficiency efforts

Atlanta’s Kendeda Fund grant supports a Georgia hospital’s efficiency efforts

8/2/2016


Looking at the future of healthcare design

Architect has positive outlook for healthcare design

8/2/2016


N.M. healthcare facility getting solar farm

Construction is underway on a solar farm near the San Juan Regional Medical Center

8/1/2016


Stylish security for healthcare facilities

Healthcare facility owners can get creative by investing in newer doors and frame systems designed to withstand high abuse

8/1/2016



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