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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.
Learn about: the ways population health makes it easier to identify at-risk patients and give them extra support, the built environment shift beyond healthcare facilities and what this means from a design standpoint, and technologies that will facilitate the delivery of healthcare in the home setting.
Learn about: why planning for technology early in the design phase is essential, why IT and bio-med teams need to be involved in design plans right from the beginning of the project, and what can happen when a whole host of technology is deployed simultaneously.
Learn about: why it is difficult for physicians to properly use technology to deliver care, how healthcare organizations that act as both insurer and provider are leveraging technology to save resources, and technological tools with tremendous - and growing - impact on healthcare.
Learn about: the ways facility design can support the patient-centered medical home model, the key issues and challenges associated with implementing this model and the outcomes that can be positively impacted through patient-centered medical homes.
Learn about: the key issues facing healthcare administration as a result of healthcare reform, forward-thinking strategies to manage the challenges associated with healthcare reform and the ways healthcare architects and designers can help envision future healthcare enterprises.
Learn about: the ways technology, design, and healthcare operations should work together, designing for future technologies, and the importance of creating interdisciplinary teams when integrating technology into healthcare spaces.
Learn about: why hospitals starting to care more about noise issues, new metrics for noise measurements and why measuring noise in unoccupied rooms is important and holistic approaches to sound reduction.