May 31, 2018
A Blended Approach
Here at The Center, we create many opportunities to communicate with our members and the community as a whole, both virtually and in-person.
While the virtual option allows us to communicate information worldwide, quickly and easily, there's nothing quite like meeting and talking with each of you face-to-face. We just held our first Health Design Insights Networking event in Nashville, and we had a great showing from the regional healthcare design and manufacturing communities. Attendees had the chance to meet other like-minded colleagues over wine and hors d'oeuvres and hear Christopher Pietrzykowski from United Technologies Corporation present "Using Smart Building Solutions to Reduce Operating Costs and Enhance Occupant Experience" worth one EDAC/AIA CEU. There are still two more of these regional events this year- the first coming up in Chicago on July 26, followed by New York on September 13. If you're in either area on those dates, I'd like to invite you to join us - you'll get a chance to meet the community and come away filled with new ideas, insights and connections.
Hard to believe we are at the end of May already! Just a reminder that applications for the Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Awards are due on June 15, 2018. There is one more information session on June 8 that I encourage you to attend if you have any questions regarding the program and submission criteria. Remember, this round of award recipients will be recognized at this year's Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. Awards are given to projects that show exemplary achievement across touchstones of the EBD process: collaboration, evaluation, and sharing. (You can see the 2017 recipients here.)
As we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary, our pledge to you is to continue to offer you the needed tools, resources and insights to ensure all healthcare environments are healthy, safe and produce the best possible outcomes for patients, families, and staff. You can be a part of our celebration by donating to The Center for Health Design. Donations help us achieve the research, education, and advocacy goals that unleash design's healing power in the U.S. and abroad and help us to ensure a strong future for decades yet to come. Click here to make a contribution to The Center and make a difference in the future of healthcare.
Debra Levin, EDAC
President and CEO
Industry News Briefs
Health Care Design Adapts to Meet Changing Industry
Health care design and development will need to continue to adapt to meet the demands of the ever-changing health care industry. The evolving health care landscape includes changes to amenities and types/locations of hospital services, including clinics in retail facilities, more accessible outpatient facilities, free-standing emergency departments and micro-hospitals. The year ahead will see continued developments in how health care providers expect the architectural industry to design and equip their facilities to meet both patient and market needs.
As patients and families have become more sophisticated consumers, the health care provider systems have taken cues from the hospitality industry to embrace a customer focus. The trend is shifting outpatient services from traditional in-patient hospitals to more consumer-friendly environments. Increasing numbers of same-day services and procedures are being performed outside of hospitals, in community locations, which facilitates operational efficiencies and improves clinical outcomes, as well as enhancing customer convenience and satisfaction.
Colorado Real Estate Journal, more . . .
Using AI to Achieve Real Improvements in Healthcare
Big data continues to have a monumental impact in the healthcare industry. However, the challenge remains to identify how this information can be analyzed and used to improve patient outcomes, boost efficiency and cut costs.
The influence of emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), are seen daily. Just think about the online shopping experience for instance. When purchasing one item, suggested items or add-on items appear almost automatically. These recommendations are provided based on an analysis of user data as well as factors that influence purchasing behavior, such as demographics, age, gender, and location.
Soon, this principle will be applicable to healthcare as well. Data in the healthcare industry can come from wearables, which carry immense promise for the future of the care. While the Fitbit is used mostly by individuals to keep track of their own health information, like heart rate and number of daily steps, the connection to the industry will come when that data can be shared with healthcare providers. Healthcare Facilities Today, more. . .
Making Bold Moves In Healthcare Aesthetics
The aesthetics of healthcare facilities have evolved significantly in recent years, as owners look to design as yet another way to differentiate themselves in the competitive landscape. More subdued, neutral approaches of the past are now being complemented with bolder, design-forward concepts finding a home in brand standards.
“Health systems are considering ways to strengthen brand identity across multiple locations and how to attract patients,” says Carolyn BaRoss, principal and firm-wide healthcare interior design director for Perkins+Will (New York). “A philosophy and approach for how patients and visitors experience the institution, along with interior standards, not only help institutions manage facilities across their real estate portfolios, but can also create a consistent and recognizable identity.” Healthcare Design, more . . .
Submit Innovative Architectural and Interior Design Solutions to the Healthcare Environment Awards 2018
Submission Deadline is July 13, 2018
The Healthcare Environment Awards honor healthcare interior architecture and design across a range of project types. Co-sponsored by Contract magazine and The Center for Health Design, in cooperation with the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, the Healthcare Environment Awards are published in the November issue of Contract magazine.
More information here
2018 CODAawards -
Recognizing Design + Art - Deadline May 31
The CODAawards celebrate the design projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces. Winners in healthcare and 9 other categories are featured in exhibition, print, & international media.
Enter by May 31