Healthcare is an active participant in the climate change and environmental degradation damaging our planet. So, our objective in 2020 is clear: to construct a comprehensive narrative for sustainable design in the widest sense – health system redesign, architecture, landscape, funding models, scientific and digital technologies, products and infrastructure, along with good food, art, performance, and nature.
Mind-enhancing environments, intelligence assemblies, and collective intelligence were some of the design innovations that formed the basis of a stirring keynote address from Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of innovation fund Nesta, at the European Healthcare Design 2019 Congress last week.
In this keynote, Geoff shares some of Nesta’s work on influencing the social and behavioural aspects of health and some past work on mapping value in the built environment, so that planning decisions can better support physical and mental health.
This keynote talk looks at planetary health – a new field of study rooted in understanding the interdependencies of human and natural systems – and how healthcare relates to it.
“Culture eats strategy for lunch every day”: the science and art of sustainable healthcare innovation
Since the medical revolution in the mid-19th century, innovation has driven healthcare market developments and contributed to growing budgets. This keynote talk considers the importance of professional culture and cross-cultural sensitivity in healthcare.
This paper will discuss various design approaches to treating the health issues of a multi-generational population through connecting healthy building principles with broader placemaking and housing policies.
The authors will explore the role of design intuition, especially as it relates to support for, or challenges to, an evidence-based decision model.
With commissioners, providers and the public hoping to make the most of integrated healthcare in the future, how can professionals responsible for developing healthcare estate ensure integrated care has the best physical framework in which to operate? This talk provides some answers.
EHD2019 P04: How will healthcare design in China be impacted by social and health policies and demographic and population health trends?
The world is facing a global healthcare workforce crisis and a future of too much work with too few workers – but design principles can, if well implemented, help alleviate the growing demographic and health challenges.
Successive generations have benefitted in extraordinary fashion from the exploitation of the planet’s natural resources, but in doing so, future generations’ ability to enjoy the same benefits may have been squandered.
The use of design principles rather than detailed model prescription provides part of the answer to the key question: what is the best way of meeting the needs of our patients and the wider population? So said Nigel Edwards, chief executive of the Nuffield Trust, which aims to improve healthcare in the UK through evidence and analysis, as he brought the first day of European Healthcare Design to a close last week in London.