Energy Efficient Upgrades Can Improve Health

Posted by on Jun 24, 2022 in Behind the Design
Energy Efficient Upgrades Can Improve Health

An energy-efficient home can provide more than just lower electric bills, it can improve the health of those that are living there. High moisture levels, dust, and other allergens living in your home or work can be harmful when you spend a lot of time somewhere. Making energy-efficient upgrades can improve health overall. Below are […]

Patient First Care System

Posted by on Jun 17, 2022 in Behind the Design
Patient First Care System

The patient first care system is a statement that most hospitals run by, but many are still trying to achieve. This would put emphasis on the outcomes of the patient and their well-being over everything else. It’s important to ensure an effective, patient-centered clinical environment that is conducive to the delivery of high-quality care. In […]

Healthcare Design and Climate Change Go Hand in Hand

Posted by on Jun 10, 2022 in Behind the Design
Healthcare Design and Climate Change Go Hand in Hand

At the end of April 2022, hospitals and other healthcare designers were tasked with creating a greener healthcare design to help combat climate change. An article by Healthcare Design magazine has outlined some of the things that healthcare professionals and designers can do to help this growing issue. Below are the major points from the […]

Sound and Acoustics Play a Role in Healthcare Design

Posted by on Jun 3, 2022 in Behind the Design
Sound and Acoustics Play a Role in Healthcare Design

Hospitals are noisy and bustling with activity. One of the most frequent complaints that patients have while in the hospital is noise levels. Unwanted noise can increase patient stress levels, heart rate, and blood pressure, and have a deleterious impact on their health. But how can designers help solve the sound and acoustics issue in healthcare?  Materials Matter  […]

Can Hospital Designs Reduce Risks?

Posted by on May 20, 2022 in Behind the Design
Can Hospital Designs Reduce Risks?

The greatest risks for patients during a hospital stay are hospital-acquired infections, medical errors, and falls. This is where a hospital’s physical design becomes a crucial element of patient health, comfort, and well-being. Good hospital design can reduce these risks. Design Elements that Prevent Infection Hilliard Architects and Wikoff Design Studio presented the VA project […]

Designing a Facility with Victims of Sexual Assault in Mind

Posted by on May 13, 2022 in Behind the Design
Designing a Facility with Victims of Sexual Assault in Mind

More than anyone else, people who have been victims of sexual assault want a safe place to go to get the care they need. Designing a facility with victims of sexual assault in mind allows them to feel safe and possibly gives them the space to open up about what happened. Below are the highlights […]

Adding Machines to HealthCare Design can Reduce Healthcare Costs and Improve Care

Posted by on May 6, 2022 in Behind the Design
Adding Machines to HealthCare Design can Reduce Healthcare Costs and Improve Care

Many people today like to have as much control over the things in life that can affect them personally. Adding some extra machines when designing new areas can give some of the power back to the patient. To read the highlights from the article continue reading and to visit the full article click here. Why […]