Category: healthcare general

What it Takes to Design Standout Inpatient Rooms for Behavioral Health

Healthcare design communities are focusing intently on improving quality, safety and efficiency. However, as the number of patients with behavioral health issues increases, there is growing realization that current room designs are failing to meet the many needs of this unique group of people. It’s... [Read More]

Healthcare Design Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2022

Healthcare is one of the quickest growing industries in our economy. As the population continues aging, healthcare facilities are experiencing the need to expand. To achieve this, many organizations are eager for a new approach to what their healthcare spaces are like, both functionally and... [Read More]

Providing Respite for Healthcare Workers

According to a recent study by the University of Utah Health, more than half of all doctors and nurses treating COVID-19 patients were susceptible to mental health problems. These issues ranged from depression and insomnia to anxiety and even substance abuse. The risk was comparable to rates... [Read More]

Streamlining the Healthcare Experience with the Help of Design

Lengthy lines of people, drab corridors, and mountains of paperwork. We are used to seeing these things when looking to healthcare institutions. However, they display the story of a 20th-century workflow – while 21st-century technology and design are radically streamlining the system from the top... [Read More]

2021 Year in Review

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Designing an Optimal Healthcare Environment

Healthcare environments are some of the most sophisticated and incredibly important spaces we design. How do we take on the challenge of something as complex as the modern hospital? We believe that the ideal hospital design will account for many different purposes for different users – patients,... [Read More]

Designing Simulation Labs for Better Patient Care

Simulation labs provide healthcare professionals a safe place to train new skills and procedures. They are truly vital spaces for the healthcare industry. Practitioners are encouraged to get hands-on experience while learning from others’ mistakes, without any risk of consequences in the real world. [Read More]

Can Architecture Reduce Aggression in Volatile Patients?

empty waiting room of a medical office

The majority of patients with mental health issues aren't violent. However, there are enough instances of violence in healthcare settings to make the topic worth discussing. Whether due to unintended reactions to medication, or symptoms of their condition, aggressive behavior can be a serious... [Read More]

Importance of Adaptable Healthcare Spaces for Emerging Technology

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While healthcare organizations have always faced the challenge of adapting their facilities to evolving services, needs, technology, and healthcare delivery models, the tempo of that change is accelerating. [Read More]

Future-Proofing Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities have always needed to be strategically positioned for rapid change – more so than any other type of building. These changes can range from short-term functional tweaks, all the way up to the large-scale repurposing of entire wings. Because of this, it is critical that every... [Read More]