5 Space Planning Events You’ll Want to Attend at HCD 2018


This years  Healthcare Design Expo + Conference is taking place at the Phoenix Convention Centre in Arizona.

We’re already underway and you’ll find us at booth #1244 showing off our KwickScreens.


If you are at the conference, you’ll also want to catch one of these 5 sessions focused on space planning:

E42: Research Matters: 10 Picks for the Year

  • Room: North 229AB

  • Session Number:E42

Monday, November 12, 2018: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

To apply evidence-based design, you have to know what the best available evidence is. But research is published faster than anyone can read it. How can researchers and practitioners keep up with the most important work? In this rapid-fire session, experts from The Center for Health Design will present their version of visual abstracts for 10 articles of the past year, discussing what we’ve learned and what we still need to know. This session will help participants ride the waves in an ocean of evidence, without drowning in it. But more: It will provide a shared body of knowledge for the health design community.

E47: Reality Check: The Continuing Collision of Health, Technology, and Design

  • Room: North 232AB

  • Session Number:E47

Monday, November 12, 2018: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Explore how the continuing relationship of medicine and health technology has changed the world of healthcare design and where it has not. Consider how good previous predictions and visions were and the likelihood of a predictable future. This presentation looks inside and outside of medicine to multiple forces of change that can potentially influence future health facilities’ planning and design. Presenters have proposed what-if scenarios and have taken a further step to extrapolate these trends and formulate possible visions of a not-too-distant future with cutting-edge scenarios considering people and place. They will share research focused on solutions that meld health, technology, and design.

E62: The Big 5: Healthcare Planning and Design Strategies for an Adaptable Future

  • Room: North 229AB

  • Session Number:E62

Monday, November 12, 2018: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Healthcare buildings of today must be malleable in order to remain relevant tomorrow. How can we design healthcare buildings to be flexible in the face of uncertainty? This session addresses trends in patient-centered care, population health, and technology that drive the need for flexibility. Presenters will dive into “The Big 5” design decisions that provide adaptability in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. Specific examples from award-winning healthcare projects peel away design layers to reveal a variety of ways these often unseen yet fundamental decisions are applied. Examples include a candid look at renovation regrets, renovation successes, and new construction.

E77: Becoming a High Reliability Hospital: Digital Transformation of Experience, Care and Operations

  • Room: North 232AB

  • Session Number:E77

Tuesday, November 13, 2018: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

When the new 656-bed Humber River Hospital opened in October 2015, it implemented technologies to improve operations; transform care delivery; and create a paperless, seamless, connected experience for patients, staff, and clinicians. Leadership was intent during planning and design of the facility that it would meet the needs of its rapidly expanding community for decades to come. The project team utilized digital twins to evaluate the impact of design and technology decisions, developed a robust digital strategy, and more recently, implemented a state-of-the-art command center for real-time management of hospital operations. The speakers describe Humber’s journey, approaches used, and results achieved.

E102: Challenging One Size Fits All: The Joe DiMaggio Pediatric Cardio Vascular Center

  • Room: North 229AB

  • Session Number:E102

Tuesday, November 13, 2018: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Standard OR planning processes cannot address the patient safety or family anxiety concerns for children undergoing pediatric heart surgery. Using the research of Clemson's MUSC RIPCHD OR research, this project team set an EBD process to challenge preconceived design solutions for a special cohort in a vertical expansion. The addition incorporates an outpatient heart center, imaging, acute care, step down, CVICU, and a dedicated cardiovascular surgical suite. The design required hyper-specialized spaces with a need for extreme flexibility, clinical integration, case management, and a better patient experience. See how the team challenged convention to meet the medical and experience needs of patients and families.

We’ve only selected 5 here but there are plenty more to visit this week! If you want to view the full schedule click HERE. And if you are on the conference floor, we will be at Booth #1244. Hope we see you there!