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Chicago Health Design Insights Networking Event

When: May 12, 2016
Time: 4:30pm Central
Where: Chicago, IL United States
Price: Free for Affiliate members (be sure to log in to bypass fee); $40 for non-members


These networking events feature an educational session worth 1 EDAC/AIA CEU & plenty of social time to meet the local healthcare design community.



What’s new in healthcare design? What’s changing? Who’s doing what and where? And what do your local colleagues think about it all?

Join us for “Innovations in Healthcare Design” — your chance to catch up on the latest industry buzz, connect with colleagues in a casual setting over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and still get home in time for your favorite show. 



Event Venue:

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
1447 Conference Center & Lounge (14th Floor)
Chicago, IL 60654
United States

Location Information



Doors open at 4:00pm


Presenting Faculty


Melinda Bohlmann
Director of Sales - West, Carstens, Inc.

Increasing Nurses’ Time at the Bedside Could Mean Fewer Medication Errors

Multiple factors impact medication errors in healthcare.  Many are intrinsic (those that have a physiologic origin) to the staff who prepare and administer the medications, as well as extrinsic (those precipitating from environmental or other hazards) to the organization, such as their policies and procedures and cultural issues. However, few studies explore how aspects of the built environment impact medication error rates. This presentation will examine the role of decentralized medication distribution (versus a central medication room) on the impact of nurses’ time at the bedside and medication errors.


Strategic Initiatives Consultant, HKS Inc.

Clinic 20XX Designing for an Ever-Changing Present

What is the Aim?--How do we design, not for a faceless future, but for an ever-changing present? To answer this question, we sought to understand what are the key drivers of change in healthcare, review trends in response, assess facility implications of these trends, identify innovations and evidence support through literature searches and case studies, and finally, via the filter of what patients and physicians want, and to develop a framework for change –ready design in outpatient ambulatory care and clinical care environments.

Why is it Important?--It is evident the shift in care modality emphasis to outpatient care and preventive health. Many new trends are emerging, but the evidence base remains thin. It is not clear if what patients really want is being provided and if physicians are on board? Are the trends we see today just fleeting ideas, or are they sustainable and here to stay? Most importantly, what are the key components of a change-ready clinic that can withstand a rapidly changing healthcare ethos? The findings of this study shed considerable light on answers to these questions.  


Susan Rieser 
Vice-President, MechoSystems 

Solutions for a Healing Environment

A better patient outcome is a goal we all share.  The concepts and principles of daylighting, effective window treatments, automated window treatments, aesthetically pleasing and functional roller shades, and patient control of roller shades will be presented and explained so that the goal of a pleasing environment and its influence on patient outcomes can be maximized.  The relationship of the 2015 Changemaker award recipient, Roger S. Ulrich, announced at the 2015 HealthCare Design Expo and Conference, to roller shades and daylight will be defined.