HaCIRIC Corporate Publications

Meeting Tomorrow’s Healthcare Challenges Today: World class research to improve healthcare through better infrastructure.

HaCIRIC September 2010 Sets out the four big issues on which HaCIRIC is focussing – safer patients, home not hospital, smarter purchasing and better decision-making.

Better Health Through Better Infrastructure,

This report reviews the Centre’s current projects and sets out a vision for the future of HaCIRIC

Patient Safety Innovation in Complex Healthcare Systems

Report of Spring Seminar co-hosted by the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) with the Health Services Research Network (HSRN). May 2010 Details research explaining how improving patient safety requires better leadership, more intelligent building design, and understanding of how shifts from hospital to primary care could endanger patients.

Adaptability and innovation in healthcare facilities: Lessons from the past for future developments

James Barlow, Martina Köberle-Gaiser, Ray Moss, Ann Noble, Peter Scher, Derek Stow: HaCIRIC, The Howard Goodman Fellowship. September 2009 Reviews capacity for innovation in PFI hospital building programme, contrasts it with earlier NHS hospital building programmes and suggests lessons for the future.

Costing in the NHS: from reporting to managing

Christopher S. Chapman and Anja Kern: HaCIRIC, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Imperial College London Business School. July 2010. Sets out more clearly the underlying philosophy of cost analysis and management in official DH documents.

The need for Benefits Realisation in healthcare: Creating a benefits driven culture

HaCIRIC International Symposium 2008. Stelios Sapountzis, Kathryn Harris, Mike Kagioglou. 2008 Sets out the business case for Benefits Realisation in healthcare.

The Effect of the Built Environment on Health Outcomes

Ricardo Codinhoto, Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Mike Kagioglou, Ghassan Aouad, Rachel Cooper. HaCIRIC, University of Salford, University of Lancaster. October 2008 Reviews the evidence of how the built environment can effect health outcomes.

EuHPN Workshop One Problem, Many Solutions: how to make healthcare infrastructure deliver for society

Even with the guidance of a single, overarching theme it is no easy matter to bring together a disparate group of people, comprising health planners and architects, health capital finance experts, health policy academics, and health facility professionals, and then expect a straight-forward narrative to emerge from their various presentations and discussions.

HaCIRIC Insights 'How should we create 21st century healthcare infrastructure to deliver best value?'

The new HaCIRIC Insights document details our latest findings, expanding the evidence base linking infrastructure and health outcomes, improving decision-making and helping to future-proof healthcare infrastructure

Design and Decision Making to Improve Healthcare Infrastructure

This report presents summary and key findings of research projects undertaken within the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) by Loughborough University. These projects develop new knowledge and theory on how the built environment adds value to the healthcare delivery process and mainly relate to: ‘Theme 3, Innovative Design and Construction’ undertaken during HaCIRIC Phase 1; and provide an excellent foundation for the work to be undertaken within the Optimising Healthcare Infrastructure Value (OHIV) project during HaCIRIC Phase 2.

HaCIRIC's Research and Goals for Phase 2

Strengthen Evidence > Optimise Decision-Making> Sustain Implementation> Rethink Procurement HaCIRIC is now in its second phase, following our successful refunding in May 2011 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. In this next phase, we aim to continue our work to improve healthcare service and infrastructure reconfiguration and operation. Doing this job is essential in meeting the challenge to provide safe, effective and efficient healthcare at a time of zero budget growth.

HaCIRIC Strategy 2011

HaCIRIC's vision is to be a world class centre delivering research to support better healthcare through better infrastructure.

Remote Care PLC: Developing the capacity of the remote care industry to supply Britain’s future needs

Our latest HaCIRIC report, ‘Remote Care PLC’, explores the supply-side of remote care and its ability to meet anticipated future needs. The report, by Professor James Barlow and HaCIRIC colleagues at Imperial College London, calls for dynamic leadership from ministers and from the NHS to stimulate the technology supply industry. It sets out proposals for policy makers as well as managers of health and social care. It explains how considerable expansion of the industry might be achieved and opportunities for Britain to be a global leader in the field. But the authors warn that, without changes to the market, current momentum in this area could be lost.

Localism and Big System Change in the NHS

Can the new localism in the National Health Service deliver the innovation needed to avert a forthcoming crisis?

HaCIRIC Insights 2013

Welcome to the new ‘HaCIRIC Insights’. We highlight some emerging findings from recent research, building on previous findings, published in our first ‘Insights’ briefing, ‘How should we create 21st century healthcare infrastructure to deliver best value?’

HaCIRIC Insights 2

Transforming healthcare infrastructure and services in an age of austerity

Healthcare Infrastructure Forum (HIF) Brochure

The Healthcare Infrastructure Forum is unique - the only international centre dedicated to improving healthcare delivery by focussing on infrastructure.

Controlling Healthcare Acquired Infection

New learning on how performance management and design of services and infrastructure can reduce Healthcare Acquired Infection.