September 6, 2017

HKS’ global health director, Jeffrey C. Stouffer, and director of research, Upali Nanda, are headed to Stanford Medicine X. Join us and gain insight on the future of health care design. Panel topics and times are as follows, see you there! The conference will be live-streamed in its entirety here

  • Saturday, September 16, 12:00 p.m.: Designing Healing Places: Oral and Panel Discussion.
  • Sunday, September 17, 1:55 p.m.: Clinic 20XX: Designing for an Ever-changing Present in a Changing Health Care Environment, to Meaningfully Impact Primary Care.

Did We Forget The Stage? The Role of the Environment in Transforming Health Care 

Speakers: 

  • Alexander Langerman, MD, SM, FACS, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of the Surgical Analytics Lab, Core Faculty of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Bon Ku, MD, MPP, associate professor, Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Jeffrey C. Stouffer, FAIA, ACHA, global health director, principal, executive vice president, HKS.
  • Monika Wittig, director of LaN, associate professor, University of Denver.

Moderator:

  • Upali Nanda, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, EDAC, director of research, associate principal, senior vice president, HKS.

Hospitals are often sick buildings, and the built environment is known to have a measurable impact on health outcomes. Dr. Upali Nanda will moderate this panel’s discussion of how the stage on which is healthcare is delivered can alter the experience and efficacy of care. Panelists include a surgeon, an emergency physician, a designer and an architect. Each panelist will do a short presentation and then discuss how built environments need to respond to health challenges to create fresh opportunities.

Clinic 20XX: Designing for an Ever-changing Present in a Changing Health Care Environment, to Meaningfully Impact Primary Care.

Speaker:

  • Upali Nanda, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, EDAC, director of research, associate principal, senior vice president, HKS.

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate and insurance policies and mechanisms seem just as speculative. In this climate of uncertainty, we are posed with the question- how can we design facilities for the future? We will share research and real life case studies that exemplify these concepts. There will be a forum discussion to assess how primary care clinics must be fundamentally rethought to achieve transformation in health. Finally, we will share insights from a 2017 survey to see how the new administration has impacted patient/provider expectations around place, policy and technology.