News Category: Healthcare

  • Color Theory in Behavioral Health Settings
    04.19.2022Sara Kotarski

    Color Theory in Behavioral Health Settings

    It is estimated that around 26%, or 1 in 4 American adults, suffer from a diagnosable mental illness each year. This number has increased by more than double over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. As new mental health treatment …

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  • Can Seniors Really “Age in Place” with Dementia?
    03.11.2022Anne Holden

    Can Seniors Really “Age in Place” with Dementia?

    To those who know me, you may know this topic is very near and dear to my heart. This is a hard topic to write about. It’s personal. It’s real. It’s an excruciating reminder that life is way too short …

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  • How Telehealth, Telemedicine and Telecare are Relative to Healthcare Design
    02.01.2022Amanda Medlen

    How Telehealth, Telemedicine and Telecare are Relative to Healthcare Design

    During the height of the pandemic, everyone was surrounded by terms like ‘Telehealth’, ‘Telemedicine’ and ‘Telecare’,  but are these truly new concepts in healthcare design? The short answer is no. The truth is that each of these terms refers to …

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  • Cleanroom Design in the Diverse Workplace
    01.26.2022Lee Boyland

    Cleanroom Design in the Diverse Workplace

    Designing clean workspaces in the health & wellness, higher education, corporate, and government-industry categories brings varying environments (and needs) to work within. From sterile labs to jail infirmaries, each has its unique finish and furniture requirements that we are passionate …

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  • Behavioral Health Advancements in Correctional Facilities
    01.19.2022Sara Kotarski

    Behavioral Health Advancements in Correctional Facilities

    Design in correctional facilities has come a long way within the past few years. Facilities that used to be considered cold, sterile, and strictly institutional, are now being looked at in a new light. Modern prisons and jails are aiming …

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  • Pediatric Trends in Healthcare Design
    11.30.2021Amber Wozniak

    Pediatric Trends in Healthcare Design

    With today’s range of pediatric patients and the loved ones that accompany them to medical facilities, healthcare designers have shifted from the cold, drab design styles and elements to designing for all who walk through the doors. “There’s been a …

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  • Saying “Thank You” Through Design
    11.02.2021IDO Team

    Saying “Thank You” Through Design

    Since early 2019, the nation’s healthcare providers have shown unimaginable bravery, selflessness, and tenacity as they’ve stood on the front lines to save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. This pandemic has been the most consuming health crisis in more than …

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  • “We Are Not Saving Lives with Interior Design” But What if We Were?
    07.11.2019Meryl Rosemarin

    “We Are Not Saving Lives with Interior Design” But What if We Were?

    As someone who graduated with a degree in architecture, I initially found myself not considering how to tailor the aesthetic to the object a project was designed for. As long as it looked “pretty”, it must be serving its purpose. …

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  • The ABC’s of Healthcare Design
    04.15.2019Victoria Numbers

    The ABC’s of Healthcare Design

    The practice of Healthcare Design has grown and evolved at a remarkable pace since Dr. Wayne Ruga, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID, founded the Healthcare Symposium in the mid 1980’s. Over the past three decades, a number of research and knowledge …

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