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Insights & Solutions

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Interview
October 2016 Interview
Learn about: how population health is changing the way healthcare organizations do business, why the boundaries of healthcare increasingly need to extend beyond the built environment into communities, and ways designers and architects can continue to play an integral role in the delivery of healthcare.
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Interview
October 2016 Interview
Learn about: how a hospital in Brooklyn is looking beyond its walls to influence the health of its community and improve outcomes, how Active Design is playing a part in transforming the ways doctors are thinking about healthcare delivery, and how Active Design may help healthcare providers meet Affordable Care requirements. 
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Executive Summary
October 2016 Executive Summary
Learn about: the definition and regulatory landscape of population health, the underlying drivers of population health, and design strategies to support health.
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Issue Brief
October 2016 Issue Brief
As part of the population health toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the definition and regulatory landscape of population health, the underlying drivers of population health, and design strategies to support health.
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Tool
October 2016 Tool
The Tool 

This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with population health principles/goals and how environmental, operational, and people measures can be implemented to achieve said goal. Download the tool by clicking the purple bar above.  

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Design Strategies
October 2016 Design Strategies
Overview  Drawing on the roots of public health, a new focus on population health has become a national mandate driven by financial incentives such as updated insurance models, changes in reimbursement, and long-term savings potential. Healthcare systems, hospitals, and clinics are integrating population health as a key part of their mission, operations, and services. It is imperative for designers, architects, and planners to understand this new landscape and their important role in designing for health.  

 

October 2016 Related Resource
This list of resources is made of up of articles, books, policies, organizations, and more, related to population health. Use this list to learn more about this topic.
Blog
August 2016 Blog
You know the old saying “It takes a village to raise a child”? For Florida Hospital in Orlando, it also takes a village to promote a healthier way of living.
Blog
August 2016 Blog
“So, what is population health, anyway?” is a question I hear often—and the answers that follow really run the gamut. There is already a wide range of interpretations of what population health really means, and how it plays out in the real world.
Blog
September 2016 Blog
What’s your design inspiration? Lately, I’ve heard several healthcare designers say that they’re focused on the concept of “population health” and the opportunity it offers to create meaningful change. While designing for the health of a community is not a novel idea, taking a broader perspective to move healthcare design strategies beyond the hospital setting and into the community has been exploding in popularity over the last few years.Creating Supportive Environments