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Introducing our Healthcare Pilot

Article by Working with Hypar


Our mission is to deliver the world’s building expertise to realize better buildings. We’ve know we’ve been quiet for a while, but it’s because we’ve been learning, creating, and testing new ways to make this possible for healthcare planners.

Keep reading to learn more about why we’re so interested in healthcare and how you can get involved with our pilot.

Why healthcare, and why now?

After 100+ conversations over the past year, we observed a rapid shift in the types of spaces that needed designing, as well as the way architects practiced design. It’s clear that the industry - and particularly healthcare planners - need a better solution for space planning. 

An increase in the demand for healthcare spaces + the rise in remote work has pushed current workflows to a breaking point. 

These dynamics are particularly pronounced here in the United States. Individuals aged 65+ years old will make up 20% of the population by 2050, and with this shift comes an increased demand for healthcare services.

Changing legislation has also impacted the types of healthcare spaces being built, according to Zigmund Rubel, CEO and Co-founder of Forsight Digital:

“In 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began allowing outpatient surgery for knee replacement. This has opened the floodgates for taking healthcare out of the hospital and into ambulatory settings. The trend is that by 2030, most surgeries will be allowed to occur in an outpatient setting. Ambulatory settings will need to adjust their configurations to handle both the current demand and the shift to more complex procedures that typically happen in the hospital setting.”

The healthcare sector also has its own unique design logic that is highly regulated, standardized, and concentrated within a specialized community of architects. Many of them work remote now, which comes with its own set of challenges in space planning.

Architects have been doing the best they can with limited time and resources, but there has never been a tool designed to meet their space planning needs. 

These challenges became clear when we dug into architects’ current workflows. BIM programs force architects to get too detailed, too quickly; schematic design programs are fast but not nuanced enough to handle complex equipment or analysis. These tools also put architects in siloes. Remote collaboration remains problematic, and teams need better ways to coordinate.

We’ve never shied away from the biggest challenges AEC has to offer.

After thousands of hours of research, observation, and listening to the healthcare design community’s pains and challenges, we’re excited to announce the launch of our healthcare pilot.

All About the Healthcare Pilot

We’ve spent about a year rethinking how to make healthcare space planning a fast, joyful experience. But we can’t do it alone! Apply for our pilot to get a first look at what we're building and help shape the future of healthcare design.

Ideal applicants work in healthcare planning and have a project they’d like to test on Hypar.

What will I get to test?

The full scope of the pilot is confidential, but we’ll give you a couple of hints:

  • Designs that used to take you weeks take minutes.
  • You’ll want to get your colleagues involved!
  • It may involve working with Revit 🤫

We’re just getting started

Hypar wouldn’t be what it is today without our community, and this is just the beginning of our journey together. We want to make these tools work for you every day and we need your help to make them better 🙏 

How can I join the pilot?

Sign up on this page to let our team know you’re interested, and we’ll reach out if it looks like a good fit for you.

Have feedback?

We’d love to hear from you! Join us in Discord to chat with our team directly.

We’re excited for the future of healthcare design, and hope you’ll join us! 🏥

Article by Working with Hypar

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