How does a cancer patient’s environment impact their treatment and outcome? HMC Architects’ Healthcare Planner and Researcher Adeleh Nejati AIA, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP, EDAC will explore this question and HMC’s recent cancer care research at the Health Experience Design Conference on April 6.

HMC recently released a research report, “Design for Empathy: How the Environment Impacts a Cancer Patient’s Journey.” The objective is to understand the cancer care journey by identifying opportunities to enhance patient experiences and to implement lessons learned that will inform how we design the cancer care facilities of tomorrow. In a session lead by the Founder and CEO of Mad*Pow Amy Heymans, Nejati will arm attendees with an understanding of these unique patient experiences and give them practical takeaways on how they can enhance these journeys by providing a sense of place, connectivity, flexibility, and supportive care.

The annual Health Experience Design Conference brings together a diverse community of executives and practitioners in design, innovation, research, strategy, and technology to help accelerate the transformation of our health system. This year’s conference will be held virtually on April 6-7. To learn more, or to register, visit the event’s website.