Full programme for EuHPN 2018 now available

Registration is now open for the 2018 EuHPN workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden, 25-27 September.  We think Research and Evaluation for Care Infrastructure Closer to Home will be an exciting and informative event for anyone involved in health and care infrastructure planning and design.  Download the programme here and the registration form here.

This year we have speakers from a wide range of countries, encompassing Spain, Malta, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands and Finland, ready to discuss the future of healthcare infrastructure research and how this can contribute to shifting care closer to patients and citizens.

We look forward to meeting you in Gothenburg!

 

 

2018 Workshop, Gothenburg, 25-27 September

Download the outline programme for the 2018 EuHPN workshop ‘Research and Evalutation for Care Infrastructure Closer to Home’ here: Outline_programme Gothenburg 280518_03.

This year the EuHPN workshop looks at infrastructure development outside the field of grand hospital developments, by concentrating on community hospitals and smaller-scale mental health units, enhanced primary care centres and specialist health secondary care facilities.  We will be presenting cases from across Europe to help us to explore the trends and the challenges.

Our cross-cutting theme is the need for structured and well-evidenced strategic planning and design based on high quality evidence and a sound knowledge base.  As well as the contribution from traditional academic approaches to health building research, we will also explore new ways to plan, design and evaluate the built environment, by using Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems.

The outline programme also has all the information you need on travel arrangements and hotel accommodation, and you can register by downloading and completing this form: EuHPN_2018_Workshop Registration

 

EuHPN 2018 Workshop – save the date!

This year’s EuHPN workshop will be taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 25 to 27 September. We are grateful to the Centre for Healthcare Architecture, Chalmers Technical University for assistance in finding a top quality venue and in developing our workshop theme.  We will be posting more information here as the programme develops. For now, please save the dates and come our site for regular updates.

Newbuild2018: 13-14 April, Erasmus MC

The next step in hospital design: presenting the New Erasmus MC

This congress, taking place 13-14 April in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is organised by Erasmus University Medical Center, EGM Architects, Royal HaskoningDHV, ptg advies and Juurlink [+] Geluk.  It features a range of top quality plenary speakers, panel discussions, workshops and guided tours which will tackle a range of issues:

  • Smart technology and innovation
  • Connected Human Spaces
  • Concepts for ambulatory care
  • Future-readiness of hospitals
  • Building process management

In addition, on 12 April, there will be a preconference workshop organised in collaboration with the Architecture Institute Rotterdam (AIR).

For more information, and to register, please consult the programme folder.

EuHPN 2017 Workshop, 20-22 November, Turin, Italy

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Future Proofing Health System Infrastructure

Design, technology and innovation to ensure a fit for purpose healthcare estate

The 2017 EuHPN workshop, which took place 20-22 November in Turin, Italy, welcomed a mix of health estates and facilities professionals, health system planners and policy makers, clinicians with an interest in the built environment, hospital directors, capital investment experts and healthcare architects and engineers for a fascinating three days of presentations and debates on how bes to future proof Europe’s healthcare built environment.

You can download the final programme here, and nearly all of the speaker presentations are available here, or by clicking on the ‘Workshops’ tab and choosing ‘Turin 2017’.   

This year EuHPN welcomed HealthManagement.org as the media partner for the 2017 workshop.  The network is very grateful to Primaned, PMWeb, EMEC Italy and Bender Italy for their generous support as workshop sponsors.

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EuHPN Workshop 2016 – Madrid 23-25 November – Healthcare Infrastructure for a Web of Care

European countries face an urgent need to provide their citizens with more personalised services, responsive to changing models of health and social care. This shift, encouraged by new technologies, is characterised by more distributed and decentralised care provision.  Hospitals focus increasingly on highly specialised diagnoses and treatments, while primary and community care adopt some features which were previously available only in secondary care centres.  Home care services, and forums for patient self-management, are becoming important factors in the overall care system, and non-clinical environments are playing a significant role in patient education and support.  These trends add up to a move away from care provision in traditional silos, towards a web of care which extends from the home, to spaces for work and leisure, and, of course, to newly imagined clinical environments.

The 2016 EuHPN Workshop addressed the effects of this societal change on the physical environment of care. A range of speakers from across Europe, including invited speakers from Spain, spoke on:

  • The rationale for the web of care, including service reform
  • How to plan for radical reconfiguration of healthcare infrastructure
  • Designs for a new generation of healthcare buildings
  • Health-promoting public spaces
  • Technologies which enable better care, in and out of health facilities
  • Implementing new care models and their supporting infrastructure.

The workshop programme and presentions from the workshop can be found under the ‘Workshops’ tab.