If/When Jun 11, 2024

The Future of Healthcare: How To Design a Better Blueprint

Show contributors: Matthew Holmes, Dr. Diana Anderson, Arthur Jones

Healthcare artwork

How do you build resilient healthcare that benefits patients, health carers and communities?  

It’s a complex challenge that requires a new approach, one that builds on lessons from the pandemic and introduces evidence-based design, tech-led innovation, cross-sector collaboration and hybrid skill sets. 

Our guests for this episode are pioneers in these fields: Global Director of Health Infrastructure at Jacobs, Matthew Holmes, and Dochitect and healthcare principal at Jacobs, Dr. Diana Anderson.  

Tune in to find out

  • If/When 1

    What a dochitect is, and the impact on healthcare architecture 

  • If/When 2

    How building design directly affects health 

  • If/When 3

    How evidence-based design and tech-led innovation integrate

  • If/When 4

    How changing lightbulbs can help reduce hospital-based injuries 

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About our guests

Diana Anderson

Diana Anderson, MD, M.Arch, is a healthcare architect and a board-certified internist. She completed her medical residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. As a dochitect, Dr. Anderson combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture. She has worked on hospital design projects globally and is widely published in both architectural and medical journals, books and the popular press. She is a frequent speaker about the impacts of healthcare design on patient outcomes, staff satisfaction and related topics.

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Matthew Holmes

Matthew Holmes is a chartered U.K. and French registered architect who leads the Health Infrastructure portion of Jacobs' global health market. After completing his professional training in the U.K., he worked in mainland Europe for 10 years working on a range of health projects. With the completion of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Clermont-Ferrand in France in 2011 he relocated to Australia where he has been instrumental in leading the Jacobs’ health advisory and design teams across a wide range of health projects across the world. His more recent work includes new facilities supporting the delivery of health services in rural locations across Australia, New Zealand and Kiribati through to the planning and design of major tertiary facilities such as the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.

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About If/When

I/When a Jacobs podcast

In Jacobs’ series of interviews with some of the industry’s leading subject matter experts, inspirational leaders and trailblazers, we pull back the curtain on some of the hottest topics and trends across critical infrastructure, climate resiliency, water, advanced manufacturing, energy transition, sustainability, technology and artificial intelligence. We unpack the innovation, core values and close collaboration between Jacobs and its relationships with clients, partners and the communities in which it serves. We explore how we’re building social value across all that we do to create digitally enabled, science-based and sustainable solutions that drive climate response and human wellness.

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