Health Design Profiles
There are many variables that must be considered before venturing into a healthcare construction or renovation project; patient safety, aging infrastructures, aging populations, HCAHPS scores, increased competition, value-based purchasing, advances in equipment, and the adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code by CMS are just a few of the forces shaping decisions related to health care delivery and the physical environment.
And there is a growing body of evidence that demonstrates how the physical environment contributes to quality, safety, outcomes and reimbursement.
One way to gain insight and stay current with the latest case studies and research is to take advantage of the free resources offered by The Center For Health Design.
Review more than 100 project profiles including the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Inpatient Tower designed by Leo A Daly and the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven designed by CAMA, Inc.
You can also access the ASHE-sponsored Knowledge Repository which provides a database of healthcare design research, articles and interviews that is searchable by a broad list of topics covering virtually every aspect of the physical environment from furniture, fixtures, equipment and lighting to building envelope, ventilation, thermal condition and many other topics. If you have any questions or are looking for specific research, feel free to contact Lynn Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org