The Future of Healthcare Design

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
The Future of Healthcare Design

We have seen a breakthrough in Healthcare Design fueled by the the trend toward using evidence-based design.  With such a successful outcome this past year, we can expect to see even more. Evidence-based design is a scientific technique that helps designers make decisions about the room layout, flooring, lighting, finishes, and furniture, impact a range […]

Patient And Family Experience: It’s Personal

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
Patient And Family Experience: It’s Personal

The following article is a re-post written by Sheila Cahnman and was featured in Healthcare Design Magazine.  Cahnman is a key leader for development, strategy, and growth of  a distinguished healthcare design practice, both nationally and internationally. I decided to re-post her article because her experience is worth reading.  In the following article she explains how […]

Transforming Illness with Creativity

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
Transforming Illness with Creativity

The following post features artist Elizabeth Jameson’s work and artist overview with a link to an indepth artist interview.  Jameson  has used art as an empowering process in her journey with Multiple Sclerosis.  Overview Elizabeth Jameson  is an artist whose work  explores the beauty and complexity of the brain. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1992, she turned […]

Empowering Small Patients

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Behind the Design | No Comments
Empowering Small Patients

Child Life Specialists Teach Us A Lot About Designing For Kids… Child Life Specialists  include teachers, social workers, and their extended teams—who dedicate themselves to ensuring that children, young adults, and their families are prepared to cope with stressful health-related experiences. The goal is to help patients have resources to play, learn, and express themselves […]

Top Five Healthcare Design Takeaways Of 2013

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Behind the Design | No Comments
Top Five Healthcare Design Takeaways Of 2013

This year Healthcare Design introduced a new series called Take Five, inviting healthcare design professionals to voice their opinions and share what was on their minds and why.  Below is a recap of the top five issues that were brought up by industry leaders. Contributors shared on a range of topics, from technology and Lean to healthcare […]

Promote a Quieter, More Restful Healing Environment

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
Promote a Quieter, More Restful Healing Environment

Research has shown how important sleep is to mental and physical health, and that a peaceful environment is important to the healing process. Patients struggle with disturbances in hospitals every day, from overhead announcements, hallway conversations, and infuser pump alarms to squeaking wheels on rolling trays.  Noise not only disrupts patient healing, it is also a common source of […]

Hospital Administrators Look to Design Principles to Help Re-engineer the Customer/Patient Experience

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
Hospital Administrators Look to Design Principles to Help Re-engineer the Customer/Patient Experience

Medical practitioners are starting to realize that better design can reduce anxiety, increase patient satisfaction, and even lead to better health outcomes. An article from Atlantic Magazine “The Art of Healing” cites how hospitals, doctor offices and clinics are taking cues from cutting edge retailers like Starbucks and Best Buy to redesign the patient experience. Medical practices, […]