Architecture - August 2016

Hospitals designed for faster healing

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


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

Architect discovers new ways design impacts the patient experience


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


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


New pharmacy technologies improve operations

Hospitals must maximize resources to improve outcomes and patient experience


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


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


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


Balancing privacy with safety

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


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


Privacy weak spots in healthcare facilities

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


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


Facts crucial in evidence-based design

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


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


Looking at the future of healthcare design

Architect has positive outlook for healthcare design



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