Grand challenges and opportunities for patient-centered CDS

Dr. Prashila Dullabh is vice president and senior fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago, and Director of NORC’s Health Implementation Science Center. She serves as the Principal Investigator of the Clinical Decision Support Innovation Collaborative Project.

She co-authored this article with Dean Sittig, NORC senior fellow and professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and a co-investigator of the CDSiC Project; Dr. David Lobach, vice president of health informatics research at Elimu Informatics and a co-investigator of the CDSiC Project; James Swiger, health scientist administrator in the division of digital healthcare research in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and Dr. Edwin Lomotan, chief of clinical informatics for the Division of Digital Healthcare Research in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at AHRQ. 

Providing patient-centered, equitable and evidence-based health care is increasingly recognized

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Breaking Through 2022 Finalist: M.O.O.D. Space

Breaking Through 2022 Finalist

Now in its third installment, Healthcare Design’s Breaking Through is a conceptual design competition that encourages industry members to forget the traditional rules and restrictions of healthcare design to answer the challenges anticipated for the future of healthcare delivery. Four finalists made it to the finale that took place at the 2022 HCD Conference + Expo in San Antonio and presented their concepts to the audience during a keynote session.

Concept: M.O.O.D. (Multisensory Oasis On-Demand) Space
Team: Perkins Eastman
Team representatives: Shayne Piltz, architectural designer, and Bhavishya Venkitaraman, architectural designer

The premise: Almost one-quarter of adults with a mental illness report they can’t access the treatment they need. And while virtual platforms have gained popularity, they don’t solve for the spatial design problem of where care is received.

Most patients don’t have the expertise or resources to design a personalized therapeutic space and, more likely,

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Breaking Through 2022 Finalist: Radius

Breaking Through 2022 Finalist

Now in its third installment, Healthcare Design’s Breaking Through is a conceptual design competition that encourages industry members to forget the traditional rules and restrictions of healthcare design to answer the challenges anticipated for the future of healthcare delivery. Four finalists made it to the finale that took place at the 2022 HCD Conference + Expo in San Antonio and presented their concepts to the audience during a keynote session.

Concept: Radius
Team: CRTKL
On-stage representatives: Jim Henry, principal, director of healthcare; Darren Chen, healthcare designer; and Maria Sanchez, senior technology consultant

The premise: By 2030, there will be 133 million people over the age of 50 in the U.S. and 2.1 billion over age 60 worldwide by 2050. Add to that a shortage of 15 million healthcare workers anticipated by 2030, and the industry is facing a severe supply and demand challenge.

Meanwhile, three

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Breaking Through 2022 Winner: Bionica

Breaking Through 2022 Winner

Concept: Bionica
Team: HDR
Team representatives: Yunnan Allen, senior project architect; Brian Schaller, project designer; Adeline Morin, senior project designer

The premise: Healthcare today is rife with challenges including fixed resources, a high carbon footprint, secondary infections, stressful wayfinding, and an environment that often isn’t healing.

Recognizing this, Bionica works to avoid a narrow approach that solves a single healthcare delivery challenge by instead thinking more broadly and using advancements in modularity and mobility to solve many challenges.

It simultaneously addresses another key issue: If patients of the future were to design their own hospitals, they’d ask for healthcare services to be delivered to them.

The concept: Bionica consists of depositories of pods that connect services to patients. A patient’s healing journey begins and ends at home, with patient pods where care takes place and designed to be peaceful and infused with nature.

At the hospital,

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MOBs Continue To See Demand As They Adapt To Market Changes

The medical office building (MOB) sector continues to be favored by investors as a stable asset despite real estate challenges and disruptions brought on by the pandemic, according to JLL’s (Chicago) new “Healthcare and Medical Office Perspective.”

The recent report explores key themes impacting U.S. healthcare systems and medical office owners, including labor challenges, payor and reimbursement pressures, elevated costs, and industry disruptions

“Facilities offer both risks and opportunities to healthcare providers, and, despite the challenges, the critical nature of healthcare and large tailwinds from a growing and aging population continue to make healthcare real estate one of the most stable asset classes for investors,” Jay Johnson, National Practice Leader, Healthcare Markets, JLL, said in a press release.

Specifically, medical office occupancy is relatively stronger than the commercial office sector and was significantly less disrupted by pandemic. Medical office asking rents averaged 2 percent growth year over year

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