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Research for the Future of Health Design

Posted Nov 15 2010 10:00am

Thoughtful, intelligent and sometimes surprisingly simple evidence-based design is a source of growing attention when it comes to health innovation. A panel of designers and planners speaks about what dilemmas they face and why all details matter in designing future hospitals.

In this episode, Amy Keller, Research Associate at the Center of Health Design, introduces the Pebble Project whereby organizations willing to commit resources use an evidence-based design process and share the results of their findings on how the built environment affect health outcome. She provides two case studies – the Children’s Hospital in Colorado and Trillium Health Center in Ontario, Canada – as examples of such process to design a healing environment positive for both patients and staff.

(This is Part 1 of the “Health outcome driving new hospital design” panel discussion during the “Future of Health Innovation: Bridging Danish and US Innovation in Healthcare” conference on October 27, 2010 at Stanford University.)

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