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This ain't your grandmas hospital: how technology is revolutionizing the design of health care facilities
LK 120
This ain't your grandmas hospital: how technology is revolutionizing the design of health care facilities
More than $97 billion is being spent on hospital construction projects in the United States this year alone. Of these projects, one in Denver is already $1 billion over budget and one in San Jose will... Read more

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More than $97 billion is being spent on hospital construction projects in the United States this year alone. Of these projects, one in Denver is already $1 billion over budget and one in San Jose will cost $300 million more than initially expected.

With so much at stake and lives on the line, why is waste and inefficiency in the design of healthcare facilities still such a problem?

It turns out, hospital leaders have tremendous difficulty making decisions about physical space with certainty due to the outdated architectural tools and methodologies that slow the decision-making process, lead to division instead of consensus, and result in costly changes and delays midway through construction.

Luckily, forward-thinking architects are partnering with on-staff data experts, strategists and clinicians. As an integrated team, they are ditching drafting paper and siloed teams in favor of virtual reality headsets that provide immersive 3D experiences, interactive polling, customized apps and population health data. These tools enable better engagement with stakeholders, including doctors, RNs, patients, staff, family and community members; real-time iteration of hospital designs that used to take months to complete; better interpretation and use of data to ensure facilities are built at the right location with the right services; and better communication between architects and hospitals.

In this presentation, international health care architect Joan Saba teams with former Microsoft tech evangelist John SanGiovanni to showcase new and future design tools, their ability to drive consensus through crowdsourcing and the role they play in creating better facilities through design.

Joan Saba
leads NBBJ’s healthcare design practice, the second-largest healthcare
architecture firm in the world and named one of the most innovative by Fast Company. She brings more than 25
years of expertise and strategic vision to all types of healthcare projects,
with a focus on academic medical centers, pediatric and teaching hospitals.

Joan’s
expertise in translating current and future programmatic and operational needs
into effective healing environments is applied to projects of diverse scales.
She recently led the healthcare planning and design efforts on the Kimmel
Pavilion at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and a medical center
at the American University of Beirut. Her recent work on the Massachusetts
General Hospital Lunder Building won numerous design and industry awards,
including a National Healthcare Design Award from the AIA Academy of
Architecture for Health.

Recent
engagements include presentations at the Economist,
Vanderbilt University, the Academy of Architecture for Health, Harvard
University Graduate School of Design's Executive Education Program, and the
Symposium of Healthcare Design. She has been interviewed by Fast Company, China Business Weekly and The Architects Newspaper. In 2012, Joan
was named as one of Healthcare Design magazine’s HCD 10. She was also a
recipient of the AIA / Academy of Architecture for Health’s Presidential
Citation Award and was included in Healthcare Design’s list of “Twenty Who Are
Making a Difference.”

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