19 Oct HFBS features in the book Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate
The HFBS (Health Facility Briefing System) is featured in the publication “Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate” by Michael Phiri Bing Chen November 18, 2013 published through Springer Science & Business Media and available via the Google Play Store online.
The book aims to deepen the understanding of the role played by technical guidelines and tools for the design, construction and operation of healthcare facilities, ultimately establishing the impact of the physical environment on staff and patient outcomes. Using case studies largely drawn from the UK, Europe, China and Australasia, design approaches such as sustainability (e.g. targets for energy efficiency, carbon neutrality, reduction of waste), evidence-based design (EBD), and Post-Project Evaluation (PPE) are examined in order to identify policies, mechanisms and strategies that can promote an integrated learning environment that in turn supports innovation in healthcare.
HFBS features in Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate
HFBS utilises health facility guidelines from all over the world, users can easily drag in components such as rooms or departments of existing health facility standards and use these to create a brief for a health facility. The HFBS solution is used by Planners, Architects, Engineers, and Strategic Health Policy Departments. For international projects or where existing guidelines do not cover the specific information required, HFBS recommends the International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG) which is produced by HPI and TAHPI. The iHFGs have the consistent Health Facility Guidelines structure, terminology and arrangement of information pioneered by HPI that are now the benchmark internationally. The iHFGs have been tailored to the international environment and can be used anywhere in the world.
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