Presentation Title: Getting it Right: Designing the Process to Achieve Transformative Outcomes
Event: HealthAchive, A program by the Ontario Healthcare Association
Presentation Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Event Location: Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada
Dochitect spoke at HealthAchieve in Toronto for the annual Capital Planning session along with Architect Tye Farrow on Process Design to Achieve Transformation Outcomes!
Read more about dochitect’s ideas on the ways clinicians and architects can find a balance between illness, health, and design in this article leading up to the talk entitled ‘Getting it right: merging medicine and architecture‘
Process Design to Achieve Transformative Outcomes
Director, Capital Planning and Biomedical Technology
Hamilton Health Sciences
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Getting it Right: Designing the Process to Achieve Transformative Outcomes
Despite a relationship between medicine and architecture since ancient times, the professions of hospital architecture and medical practice have rarely converged, and this convergence is recent. Since the advent of critical care technologies and advanced pharmaceutical treatments, hospital design moved into a machine-like period. Architects became challenged to maintain a sense of humanity and overcome the technical apparatus through design. Increasingly, professionals in health care and design seek shared knowledge and expertise.
An anastomosis represents the connection of two normally divergent structures; in medicine, this can mean blood vessels, or other tubular structures such as loops of intestine. This connection of separate system parts then forms a network, such as a river and its branches. How do clinicians and architects find a balance between illness, health, and design – and work together to inspire the emergence of a new mode of practice? To consider therapeutic design as a possible form of treatment requires participation of both the clinician and the architect – a true anastomosis of fields.
Farrow Partnership Architects Inc.
Question and Answer Period
Adjournment / View Exhibits