Digital Hospital Design
We are a group of clinicians, architects, designers, engineers and health IT specialists who are interested in the interplay between information technology and the built environment in the delivery of improved healthcare facilities.
The DHD community of practice promotes and encourages inclusive informed communication, innovative thinking, and cooperative effort in the application of information technology in delivering sustainable, patient centred hospital design. This focus strives to ensure that ANZ digital hospital design addresses and encapsulates the current and future needs of all health industry stakeholders, in the context of escalating technology development and ever-changing models of care which reflect the changing needs of the ANZ demographic.
DHD promotes and facilitates relevant debate by staging highly interactive non-profit industry workshops and forums, and by engaging with decision makers through other media. These activities are designed to encourage constructive interaction between the broadest possible range of industry stakeholders and health ICT experts, with a view to informing and supporting effective Hospital design guidelines, and positively influencing relevant government policy and funding decisions.
Are you involved in Digital Hospital Design? If so, we’d like to hear from you, because HISA is looking to expand the activities of our Digital Hospital Design group. If you have suggestions, ideas or would like to get involved in this community of practice please fill out the expression of interest form here.
Dr Brendan Lovelock
Since 2010, DHD has run an annual conference, held in conjunction with HIC. This year’s conference on the theme of innovation will be held at HIC on 25 July 2016 in Melbourne. Hospital tours have also taken place and there is planning in the works for an expanded event program. For more information on the Digital Hospital Design Conference please click here.