Doctor Hustle Podcast
Episode 12 – Dr. Diana Anderson
Listen to Episode 12 HERE.
2020 has been a year of instability and upheaval, so it’s no surprise many of us have been especially focused on our security. And that comes in many forms – securing our health, our homes, our finances, and even our digital lives. We used to talk about ‘safety in numbers’ – but during the pandemic as we’ve been in quarantine and isolation, we’ve had to rethink what security looks and feels like today. In this episode, hosts Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea explore how this need for fortification has been accelerated by work-from-home orders and lockdowns, and how this year has changed our idea of security for good.
2020 has been a year of instability and upheaval, so it’s no surprise many of us have been especially focused on our security. And that comes in many forms – securing our health, our homes, our finances, and even our digital lives. We used to talk about ‘safety in numbers’ – but during the pandemic as we’ve been in quarantine and isolation, we’ve had to rethink what security looks and feels like today.
In this episode, hosts Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea explore how this need for fortification has been accelerated by work-from-home orders and lockdowns, and how this year has changed our idea of security for good.
Featuring Dominic Lester, Jefferies’ European Head of Investment Banking, and Ramin Safai, Jefferies’ Global Head of Information Security.
Listen to the full podcast HERE.
Event: 6th European Healthcare Design 2020 Congress, Awards & Exhibition
Presentation type: Poster presentation, Lean Design
Presenters: Ben Bassin, MD, Cemal Sozener, MD, MEng, Diana Anderson, MD, M.Arch, Juliet Rogers, PhD, MPH
Date: September 16, 2020
Clinician involvement is essential to the success of any healthcare design project centered around patient care delivery. Practicing physicians can contribute valuable clinical knowledge to healthcare design projects to ensure the final product meets desired patient care goals.
There are many challenges in obtaining optimal physician engagement in longitudinal design projects, including time constraints, differing priorities, competing interests, insufficient knowledge of design and development process and understanding the value of their contribution.
Because many challenges exist to optimizing physician participation in the process, balancing the perspectives of both the practicing clinician and the healthcare administrator and healthcare consultants are paramount in creating successful healing environments.Conference Presentations
“Has your company implemented safety strategies when returning to work? One of the most important strategies is to make room for safe socializing and distancing, reducing risks while maintaining comfort. Thank you for sharing, @dochitect!”
– Cindy Dunnavant, SVP of Sales & Marketing, EMI Health
Excerpt: Hospitals have always been places of healing, and the challenges of COVID-19 further underscore the value of evidence-based design to ensure care and continuity. This practice relies on empirical data to inform changes that better position physical and technological infrastructures to handle an evolving pandemic.
Simply put, buildings can protect our health.Commentaries
Webinar Title: Designing the Long-Term Care Home for COVID and Beyond
Webinar Date: August 31, 2020
Organization: AdvantAge Ontario
Monday, August 31, 2020 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm
AdvantAge Ontario is the association of not-for-profit long term care, housing, and services for seniors: “We’ve seen through the pandemic how a long-term care home’s design can acutely influence its ability to prevent and respond to infection outbreaks. But design also affects many other important elements of LTC living. Whether you’re building new, redeveloping, or thinking about adaptations to your existing building, this webinar will equip you with essential knowledge and fresh ideas to consider as you plan. We’ll have a detailed discussion of current design standards and recent changes, what they could mean for your home, and the less understood role of mechanical engineering. Learn about the influence of design on infection control and alternative design approaches that also address other aspects of resident well-being, such as smaller clustered settings. Examples of the impact of design during the pandemic’s spring surge will be reviewed and the implications of provincial funding announcements will be discussed. Bring all your questions for the final part of this timely session.”
Click HERE to access the webinar recording.Webinars
Title: “Widening the Lens: Clinical Perspectives on Design Thinking in Public Health”
Podcast: The Journal of Health Design
Date: August 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many stressors and challenges across all levels of low to highly resourced health systems. However, it has also shown the incredible number of opportunities for innovation, ingenuity and system re-engineering. This team believe it is time to support a paradigm change and advocate for healthcare’s next big investment: intentional and embedded partnerships between clinicians, designers, and architects with dedicated resources to ensure an effective collaborative environment to help solve healthcare’s greatest challenges.Podcasts
Title: Fix Room 16! Designing Healthcare Facilities to be More Resilient & Equitable
Podcast: Design is Everywhere, Design Museum
Date: May 28, 2020
This is one of the main reasons we’re quarantined, not just to keep ourselves safe from the virus but also to “flatten the curve,” and help our hospitals keep up with a growing number of cases. On this episode we talk about how hospitals are designing solutions for surge capacity and what lessons there are for the future of hospital architecture. Those lessons could be very important as we may see new spikes in COVID-19 and as we must adapt facilities to be equitable for all patients, healthcare workers, and staff. We’re joined by Dr. Diana Anderson, a doctor architect, or Dochitect, currently a geriatric medicine fellow at the University of California, San Francisco; and Dr. Esther Choo, she’s an emergency medicine physician and health services researcher based in Portland, Oregon at Oregon Health & Science University, and she’s the chief medical advisor for a startup called Jupe, which is creating pop-up medical facilities. Plus our weekly dose of good design.Podcasts
Covid-19: pandemic healthcare centres should have already existed
Excerpt: Too little too late are the words being uttered by medical professionals in both the UK and US at the rising numbers of confirmed covid-19 cases and deaths.1 Healthcare architects and engineers support these sentiments given the frantic scramble for adaptive reuse of existing spaces to deliver care.1 Knowing weeks in advance of the global spread of this virus did little to spark momentum in the US and UK health systems to prepare early for what lay ahead.
Read the Letter HERELetters to the Editor