Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc.

Design with Patients in Mind

Patient Centered Design
 Innovation Summit October 6-8, 2018

Join the leaders in health facility design for the Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit, October 6-8, 2018 in Charleston, SC. In partnership with the MUSC Center for Transformation, we will collaborate with design practitioners, researchers, clinicians and patients to develop solutions for health facility accommodations.

Lessons From Child Life

The focus of the summit will be to learn strategies used by MUSC’s Child Life Department for engaging patients and families and meeting their needs. With grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute will activate its Patient Centered Design Student Alliance, an academic association established to enable a multidisciplinary group of students in health care and design professions to prepare to use patient centered design strategies in their careers.


The Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit welcomes a diverse group of attendees to collaborate on new design solutions for the health care environment.

Health Facility Delegates:
Stakeholders representing hospital facilities including executive leadership, facilities managers and directors.

Patient Delegates
: Patients, Family Members and Patient Advocates

Design Collaborators: Architects, Interior Designers, Graphic Designers, Industrial Designers, Equipment Planners, Medical Planners, Consultants and Construction Managers 

Clinical Collaborators
:  Health care professionals working on the front lines with patients and clinical consultants (Nurses, Doctors, Therapists, etc.)

Academic Ambassadors:  
Researchers, Faculty and Students involved in health care and/or design work (Please complete the form on the left for an academic scholarship.)

Product Solutions Providers:  Health Facility Product Vendors (Please contact us for more information on sponsorship).