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UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum: Day 3

I’m a bit delayed posting about Day 3 of the forum because I was catching up with work. While Day 1 and Day 2 were amazing, the speakers finished hard on day 3 of the UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum. I’ve learned so much from the packed day of speakers discussing what’s happening around the world. Highlights of my day included: learning about telomeres from Dr. Elaine Chin … Continue reading UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum: Day 3

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UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum: Day 2

I’m a bit delayed posting about Day 2 of the forum because I was catching up with work. While Day 1 was amazing, the speakers kept up the pace on day 2 of the UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum. I’ve learned so much from the packed day of speakers discussing what’s happening around the world. Highlights of my day included: watching Virginian Burt present her work on … Continue reading UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum: Day 2

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UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum: Day 1

The speakers were amazing on day 1 of the UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum. I’ve learned so much from the packed day of speakers discussing what’s happening around the world. Highlights of my day included: my tour of the new Bridgepoint Hospital realizing how lucky I am to be in a country that has a public healthcare system explaining to a man from Paris that Canada and … Continue reading UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum: Day 1

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In the news: Healthcare Design

The Evolution of US Tribal Health Centers Healthcare Design Magazine interviews James Childers about “the legacy he’s building, as well as the process behind designing facilities that proudly demonstrate the tribal values and cultural wealth of a historically underserved population.” (Healthcare Design Magazine: The Evolution of US Tribal Health Centers by Kristen D. Zeit.) Childers talks about how he created facilities that represented each tribe … Continue reading In the news: Healthcare Design

Patient Room 2020 – patient room of the future?

A Corian product rep sent me a link to Healing Machine – by Metropolis Magazine, which shows the design of Patient Room 2020 by David Ruthven and his team. It features a room design with technology, quality, safety and patient health in mind. Patient Room 2020 Patient Room 2020 is “a prototype hospital room on display at DuPont’s Corian Design Studio in New York City.” … Continue reading Patient Room 2020 – patient room of the future?

2013 UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum Conference Program

Update: The Conference Program is now available! Pick the PDF or the Website! Conference During September 24-27, 2013, Toronto is hosting the UIA/PHG Forum + GUPHA Meeting and conference, coinciding with IIDEX Toronto! This year’s theme is Get Better and it’s presented by the RAIC, Architecture Canada, and IIDEX. Registration is open! I’d love to meet you there! Let me know if you’re going to be … Continue reading 2013 UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum Conference Program

Announcement: 2013 UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum

During September 24-27, 2013, Toronto is hosting the UIA/PHG Forum + GUPHA Meeting and conference, coinciding with IIDEX Toronto! This year’s theme is Get Better and it’s presented by the RAIC, Architecture Canada, and IIDEX. I’ve been on some of the committees for the event, and I can tell you some of the presentations are going to be really exciting! You won’t want to miss it; … Continue reading Announcement: 2013 UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum

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Call for Entries: NICU Design Competition

I received an email from the LinkedIn Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) & Quality Innovators group advertising an NICU design competition. You can download a PDF of the information package from the website: Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc. Design Competition. There are two categories for this competition – theoretical and actual facilities. From the website: Eligibility: 2013 Patient & Family Centered NICU Design Competition is … Continue reading Call for Entries: NICU Design Competition

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Hospital Design and Build Resource

I found some interesting articles at hospitalinfrabiz.com – India’s Exclusive Hospital Infrastructure Business Portal  – and thought I’d share them with you. You can read them on their “Hospital Design and Build” page. Of particular interest, I found the summary article “Top 10 Evidence-Based Design Features that Improve Healthcare Outcomes” engaging, as it was co-written with members of the Center for Health Design. The following … Continue reading Hospital Design and Build Resource

Winners: Kaiser Permanente Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition

The winners for the Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition are Aditazz and Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch/ Perkins+Will (M+NLB). According to the Kaiser Permanente (KP) website, the winners were chosen for designs that: Create spaces to inspire human-to-human connection and collaboration Include civic spaces that blur the boundaries between the community and the traditional hospital setting Bring nature inside with light-wells and rooms that are oriented around a … Continue reading Winners: Kaiser Permanente Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition

Humber River Regional Hospital: North America's First Digital Hospital

Canadian Architect announced today that HDR Inc., as part of Plenary Healthcare Partnerships (PHP) team began ground breaking in December for North America’s first fully digital hospital, the Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH), where will automate all of the operational processes. As the first fully digital hospital in North America, the hospital is designed to support the latest medical technology in a completely digital environment. Jerry … Continue reading Humber River Regional Hospital: North America's First Digital Hospital

(Update) Lecture: Hospital of the Future

Update: Here is the presentation I received via email after the lecture, courtesy of Ted Kesik, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design – University of Toronto. It’s a PDF, so it loses some of the text between the transitions, but that’s better than no presentation at all. Click on the link below to see the presentation. The Hospital of the Future – Some Slides Previous … Continue reading (Update) Lecture: Hospital of the Future

Update – Kaiser Permanente Competition: Small Hospital, Big Idea – Finalists

Update: As I wait for the winner to be announced, I’ve been perusing the shortlist proposals for the competition. I’ve found some of the modular proposals interesting, like a bit of a return to the hospitals of the 1970s, like the McMaster University Medical Centre. Most of them focused on the ability of technology to support both the patient and create sustainable facilities. I definitely … Continue reading Update – Kaiser Permanente Competition: Small Hospital, Big Idea – Finalists

Lecture: Hospital of the Future

The University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design has a lecture series every year and I attended Wednesday night’s lecture on the Hospital of the Future, by Dr. Ernesto Morales, a researcher from L’Insitut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal (IUGM). Dr. Morales was recently invited to participate in a project with the Research Centre for Innovation in Health Care (or Hogeschool Utrecht – HU) in … Continue reading Lecture: Hospital of the Future