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The HCD 10: Rising Star (under 40)

Who he is: At 32 years old, Ruthven has
already garnered plenty of attention in the
healthcare design field, starting in 2004
when he worked on a first generation
patient room prototype as a graduate
student in the Clemson University Architecture + Health program. During his
time at Clemson, Ruthven was a recipient
of the American Institute of Architects
Academy of Architecture for Health Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design. Following graduation, he
joined SmithGroupJJR in San Francisco, where he worked on several
major hospital projects. He later began collaborating with nonprofit NXT
Health on the design of a futuristic, technologically advanced inpatient
environment. In 2011, he joined the organization full-time and has since
recruited more than 40 partners to contribute to the project.
Year in review: In July 2013, the
world met Patient Room 2020. The
400-square-foot, next-generation inpatient room prototype was unveiled in New
York, showcasing a design that strives to improve the
healthcare experience by providing new opportunities for patient
and family engagement, improving infection control, and optimizing caregiver performance. One design concept is
a "patient ribbon" that collects many of the
common elements of a patient room
(outlets, lighting, audiovisual equipment)
into a single streamlined element that
encompasses the headwall and footwall.
Another feature is the "patient companion" that integrates a touchscreen tablet into an
overbed table to create a piece of mobile furniture that
offers patients access to controls, education, and entertainment. The reveal earned plenty of buzz, and it wasn't just the
healthcare design industry that took note. Patient Room 2020 has been
covered in Wired, Fast Company, Fortune/CNN, as well as numerous
trade publications.
What's next: The coming year will bring even more development of
Patient Room 2020, with Ruthven and NXT Health also turning their attention to developing collaborative teams for projects in other key areas
that affect human health, such as outpatient services, home healthcare,
and community wellness.-JKS

Above, left: The "patient companion" brings technology to the bedside with
a hybrid tabletop that houses an integrated tablet surface. Left: A conceptual
view of Patient Room 2020.

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NXT HEALTH (PATIENT ROOM 2020 AND PATIENT COMPANION); TODD BOEBEL (RUTHVEN)

David Ruthven, AIA
Co-lead and creative director,
NXT Health (New York)


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