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Tomorrow’s Technology Today with AHC

AHC’s Summer conference is a series of presentations focusing on the impact of technology on healthcare today.

With the changing business models for healthcare facilities and as providers are seeing their revenue model shift, facilities are looking for new innovative ways to provide care for patients. Providence Health & Services will discuss technological solutions they are utilizing to improve access and quality for our patients.

One of the day’s session will explore Memorial Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). NICU design is evolving significantly in response to changes in neonatal care, based on continuing research. The Single Family Room has gained broad acceptance for improving the physical environment for the preterm baby and its family while in the NICU. This presentation showcases a new prototype room, developed for Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, that may set the standard for the next generation of NICU’s.

Healthcare Facilities generate, store and use big data – and while this information has been in separate silos in the past, this is no longer the case. The integration of technology can create a seamless and transparent user experience. But that use also introduces new and challenging (ethical and perhaps legal) ramifications. The day will also include a presentation on where the industry is, and where the integration of technology can lead and what challenges lie ahead.

Registration Closes Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Early Bird Deadline: June 1, 2018. After this time, the price increases 15%

Looking for accommodations?
Take advantage of AIA Seattle’s 10% discount at Loews Hotel 1000 using this booking link.


Monday, June 11, 2018
Fourth & Madison Multipurpose Room | 925 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Registration, Introductions, Announcements

10:00 – 11:00 : Using Technology to Transform Healthcare Delivery

11:15 – 12:00: Beacon Memorial NICU

12:15 – 1:00: Lunch 

1:00 – 2:00: IPD: Adaptive Re-Use Technologies for Healthcare

2:15 – 3:15: Healthcare 2020: Macro Trends and Future Experience

3:30 – 4:30: Now New Next – Innovation and Smart Healthcare

4:30 PM  Program Ends

Full program schedule + speaker bios coming soon! All speakers subject to change. 


  • Participants will learn how healthcare organizations are using technology to improve quality and to promote population health.
  • Participants will learn the role environmental systems and acoustical considerations play in creating healthy environments for healthcare by reinventing existing buildings.
  • Participants will appreciate and learn how the design of amenity spaces provided within the Single-Family Rooms will enhance the family experience and support Family Integrated Care (FICare). Participants will also learn how evidence based design and clinical research can inform development of new patience care spaces, benefiting occupants and users within the department. Participants will learn how Couplet Care can be supported by design for a postpartum mother in the NICU.
  • Participants will learn the concepts of integrated building technology and the positive impacts that an integrated building environment contributes to patient safety and security.
  • Participants will understand how big data was used until now, the type of data that systems generate, challenges to system integration, and how system integration is creating a large stream of data that can be analyzed to inform how facilities are being used.
  • Participants will learn where information integration is heading, better understand the challenges institutions face, and what problems this data/sharing/analysis will solve. As more technology becomes wearable, participants will learn how this changes to the face of healthcare delivery and how data integration will mesh with the needs of next-gen healthcare service purchasers and the technological innovations overlap with new materials.


Includes 5 LU (HSW) + lunch and light refreshments

$60.00 AIA Member
$60.00 Government + Partners
$30.00 Emeritus/Retirees
$90.00 Non-Member

Early Bird Deadline: June 1, 2018. After this time, the price increases 15%

Reduced rate options are available, please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form  via email by Wednesday, June 6


Sue Ann Barton AIA, Principal,  ZGF Architects | Tammy Felker AIA, Associate Partner, ZGF Architects | Angi Frary, Director, Strategic Accounts, Accountable Care Organization, Providence St Joseph Health | Michael Witecki, Associate, Technology Group Lead, WSP | John Greenlaw, PE, The Greenbusch Group | Mark Buchalter, Design Director North America, Philips Design

All speakers subject to change. 


Join the Architecture for Health Committee!

The Architecture for Health Committee (AHC) is a Pacific Northwest committee of individuals who are interested in healthcare architecture and the effort to improve the quality of planning, operation, design and construction of health care facilities. The diverse membership brings together architects and related disciplines interested in the development and practice of design excellence three times per year for a day of sessions and tours.

Check out AIA Seattle’s other Profession and Member Committees to participate in programs, events, and forward-thinking conversations.

Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Missy Garvin, Volunteer Hospitality at AIA Seattle

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director Kimber Leblicq



June 11, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Price
$30 - $90
Class Credit
5 LU , HSW


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Fourth & Madison
925 4th Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States
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