Steelcase Health by Steelcase, HEALTHCARE DESIGN and The Center for Health Design are proud to announce the return of a unique opportunity for students to participate in a conceptual healthcare design competition designed to engage future healthcare architects and designers to use an evidence-based design process in their work.
The 2012 Steelcase Health Collegiate Healthcare Design Competition is open to design students at any level in their college or university careers. Upper level and graduate students are encouraged to compete. The winning entrant will receive an awards package which includes:
- Complimentary registrations to the HEALTHCAREDESIGN.12
Conference, November 3-6 in Phoenix, Arizona.
- A private reception/ roundtable discussion at the conference with top industry experts
- Financial assistance to facilitate conference travel and accommodation costs
The theme for this year’s competition is “Supporting Mobile Work in Healthcare.”
Nurses, physicians and other clinicians are doing work anywhere and everywhere throughout clinical spaces in daily interactions with patients and in collaboration with colleagues. Technology, tangible objects and space design are all critical factors in supporting clinicians “in motion.”
Today’s team-based care models require greater collaboration — augmented by new technology like laptops, tablets and other devices that are dramatically affecting the mobile work of clinicians.
Often, the built environment does not readily support this increase in information technology and mobility. New and creative design solutions are needed to support the mobile work of healthcare professionals by accommodating the demands of the mobile task at hand and supportive technology in healthcare today and into the future.
Challenged with this year’s theme of “supporting mobile work in healthcare,” students will research the current issues facing a clinical healthcare environment of their choice, determine opportunities for improvement, share their thought process, and prepare presentations demonstrating solutions that support the mobile work of healthcare professionals by accommodating the demands of the task at hand and supportive technology.
To register for the competition, visit www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/nurture by February 24, to access the online registration form.