Programme details

Oral sessions 3
from abstracts received & symposia by HPH task forces & conference workshops Friday, April 14, 2017 11:00-12:30


Looking back and ahead

Venue: Hörsaal 42

The effectiveness of inter-organizational networks in the settings approach of health promotion. The example of the Austrian HPH network (ONGKG)


Health Convenient Acquirement with One Stop Multi-Services – Development Goal of Community Health Stations

Ta-Chuan HUNG, Tsu-Hsueh HUANG, Chih-Hung HSU

The difference between three accreditations (WHO HPH&ACHS&SZ HPH) - an experience sharing

William WONG, Jingya YAN

Integrated Work Environment Management in a health care setting


Makkah Health City

Zohair SEBAI

Antimicrobial stewardship: alliance with citizens in a primary care setting

Pietro RAGNI, Valentina CHIESA, Alessandra FERRETTI, Ermanno GABBI, Alberto GANDOLFI, Antonio CHIARENZA, Cristina MARCHESI


Environment-friendly health care

Venue: Hörsaal 7

Reducing the European Health Sector's Climate Impacts

Ana-Christina GAETA

The Power of Ottawa Charter Principles to improve Healthcare Waste Management.

Ying-Fang PAN, Po-Hsun YANG, Sou-Hsin CHIEN, Ching-Yuan CHEN, Chien-Ting LIN

Towards a Low Carbon Foot Print Hospital- Reducing the Incineration by Decreasing the Medical Waste

Chen-Lin LI, Yu-Yang CHENG, Chin-Chi CHANG, Ming-Nan LIN

Socially responsible public procurement of textiles in the City of Vienna


How to Procure Safer Disinfectants with the WIDES Database

Marion JAROS, Manfred KLADE


Using ICTs to promote health

Venue: Hörsaal 31

Engaging with mHealth: Consequences for self-management and health promotion


Implementation of a Rapid Response System to prevent unexpected cardiac arrest among high risk patients

Ming-Chin LIU, Wen-Chieh HU, Shao-Hua KO, Ren-Shi SHYU, Pei-Chun YANG, Pei-Chun YANG

Assessment on the Information Security Education for Health Workers

Woo Cheol JEONG, Jong Yun LEE, Pan Gyu KIM, Hye-Jung SHIN, Myoung Ock AHN

Effectiveness of eHealth tools and other intervention components for fruit and vegetable intake


A Pilot Study: Developing Decision Support Systems Based on a Cross Departmental Data Warehouse for Active Aging in Taiwan.

Chien-Tsai LIU, Yu-Ting YEH, Chia-Hui LEE, Peng-Wen CHEN, Li-Ching HSU


Promoting employees' health

Venue: Hörsaal 33

Whole Person Heath of Employee in a general hospital

Chun-Kai FANG, Shih-Hsuan PI, Chih-Ju LIU

How valid is a single question for the assessment of staff’s burnout in hospital?


The "Good News for Smokers" campaign: supporting staff to quit smoking


Smoking Cessation Service at smoke-free Workplace : An Experience of Taiwan’s Smoke-Free Hospital

Shan-Sian YU, Kuang-Chieh HSUEH, Chia-Hua LEE, Lee-Fei PAN, Jin-Ding LIN, Chia-Chen LIN, Hui-Ting HUANG, Shaw-Yeu JENG, Jin-Shiung CHENG


Healthy nutrition

Venue: Hörsaal 32

Reducing food waste through sustainable procurement: case studies from the European healthcare sector

Grazia CIOCI

Green Public Food Procurement in Vienna Hospital Association benefits to patients and environment

Bernhard KROMP, Katharina ROTH

Nudging consumer food choices for better health

Kirstan CORBEN, Kia NOBLE, Sacha FILIA, Gemma SMOKER, Emma DEAN

Combat the vending machine - A successful implementation of healthy vending machines at Assuta Medical Centers


An Evaluation of "Detective Conan" Project - Make Healthy Food Choice the Easy Choice.

Yi-Ling LAI, Ching-Yuan CHEN, Sou-Hsin CHIEN, Pin-Yi CHANG, Hung-I WU, Yi-Hua LIU, Lin-Ying HSU

Effects of probiotic supplementation on amelioration of body fat accumulation and weight gain: a potential strategy to reduce obesity in the future

Chun-Yan YEUNG, Ta-Chuan HUNG, Jen-Shiu CHIANG CHIAU, Mei-Lien CHENG, Chia-Yuan LIU, Ching-Wei CHANG, Hung-Chang LEE

Vegetarian diet is associated with lower risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver and liver fibrosis

Tina H. T. CHIU, Ming-Nan LIN, Wen-Harn PAN, Yen-Ching CHEN, Chin-Lon LIN


Promoting maternal and child health

Venue: Hörsaal 23

Natural Hospital Delivery


Promote the culture of pediatric acute and procedural pain management in healthcare professionals in a Pediatric-Neonatological Unit in Piemonte Region (Italy)


Health telling: Environment, Agriculture, Nutrition, Physical activity

Luca SBROGIÒ, Laura BELTRAME, Martina DI PIERI, Federica MICHIELETTO, Emanuela PESCE, Chiara ZIPRANI, Francesca RUSSO

Effectiveness analysis of laboring women received epidural analgesia and follows an exercise program

Mu-Jung CHIU, Tzu-Chuan HSU, Hui-Ting HUANG

Quantitative maternal hepatitis B surface antigen predicts maternally transmitted hepatitis B virus infection

Chun-Yan YEUNG, Ta-Chuan HUNG, Wan-Hsin WEN, Lung-Huang LIN, Huey-Ling CHEN

Abortion in modern health care: Considering the issues for health-care professionals



Age-friendly care

Venue: Elise-Richter-Saal

Face to Face with the Elder person


A study of Taiwan's framework of age-friendly: Age-Friendly Health Services Recognition exploration

Hsi-Lung HUNG, Yueh-Han HSU, Chen-I SHIH, Huei-Yu LI, Shu-Li CHIA, Chen WEI

Assessing and Prioritizing Health Needs in an Elderly Care Institution

Ching-Yuan CHEN, Su Shu CHEN, Yi-Ling LAI, Lin-Ying HSU, Shu-Ting LI, Pin-I CHAN

Create an Age-Friendly Health Care Institution: Knowledge of aging and attitudes toward elders among long-term care facilities' staffs in Taiwan.

Ying-Ling KUO, Chun-Chen CHOU, Meng-Tien WU, Pei-Li CHANG, Yi-Chih CHEN, Jhi-Chyun TSOU

Age-friendly hospital: Development and application in a community hospital in southern Taiwan

Min-Nan LIN, Hui-Yen LIAO, Jui-Teng CHIEN, Hsin-Ying TSOU

Home-based Palliative Care Service: Decision Making for Living Alone Elderly

Meng Ping WU, Sheng Jean HUANG


Chronic disease management

Venue: Hörsaal 30

Effects and cost-effectiveness of patient education programs


A Study of Improvement on Depression, Sense of Hope and Life Quality in Dialysis Patients by Educational Groups in Health Promotion

Shan-Yu HSU, Hsin-Shu HUANG

Health-related quality of life among subjects with long-term mental symptoms


The Frailty Trajectory And Related Factors in COPD Patients

Pei-Ju CHEN, Kwua-Yun WANG


WORKSHOP: The Salutogenic Hospital Design for Health Promotion Research and Application

Venue: Erika-Weinzierl-Saal

The Beneficial Health Outcomes of Salutogenic Design

Prof. Alan DILANI, PhD, International Academy for Design and Health (SWE)
Prof. Alan DILANI, PhD

Professor Alan Dilani, Ph.D. is a founder of the International Academy for Design and Health (IADH) and the journal, WORLD HEALTH DESIGN. Dr Dilani has been engaged worldwide in several universities in the field of Design and Health developing a “Salutogenic Design”, in both medical and design institutions. He holds a Masters of Architecture in Environmental Design from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy and a Ph.D. in Health Facility Design from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. His research at the Karolinska Institute, Medical University, which developed a multidisciplinary research approach, led to a new definition called “Salutogenic Design”. He has designed all types of healthcare facilities and has been consulted as an advisor for several Ministries of Health around the world. He lectures worldwide and author of numerous articles and books in the field of Design and Health. Dr. Dilani was awarded in 2010 from the American Institute of Architect, Academy of Architecture for Health for his promotion of high quality design research.

Abstract summary:

There is an urgent and ever-growing awareness world wide of the need to invest in healthy and sustainableinfrastructure. By applying salutogenic design principles that seek to promote greater health, this landmark shift can begin to occur. The resulting and striking healthful outcomes of such existing structures bring these concepts to the forefront of global building opportunities.

This approach now comprises the leading edge of change in our society. By embracing these precepts to shape our built environments and infrastructure, we engage in shifting the quality of such environments. Salutogenic architecture is taking its rightful place inthe vanguard of preventative care strategies that have the potential to change our lifestyle for the better.

Health has become a commodity that is not equally distributed within society. Certain groups of individuals aremore successful than others in having access to proper health-related knowledge and information. This data gathering is very often supported by a healthier lifestyle, in combination with lower exposure to risk factors within the built environment.

The author discusses the principles and ideas for a salutogenic design approach in planning future built environments with one simple goal: to create a healthier society. For design professionals (architects, planners, designers et al), the focus upon and concern fordesigning a sustainable healthy future society is the most compelling task to be addressed and implemented in all societal sectors where human beings live work and play.

Key Words:  Salutogenic approach , Hospital Design 

The Pink Effect ; Healing the world by Salutogenic Design

Susan BLACK, Perkins Eastman Balck Architects Toronto (CAN)

Susan Black is a founding partner of Perkins Eastman Black Architects in Toronto Canada. Her work spans large-scale master planning, architecture and interior design - healthcare is a serious focus of the firm. Creative planning and innovation in design has resulted in new approaches for projects serving specialty acute and complex-continuing care hospitals, dementia-friendly and children-friendly environments, and ambulatory facilities throughout the world. As design and project lead for the urban redevelopment multi-phased P3 project for Women’s College Hospital in Toronto she has explored feminine values in architecture along with coinciding scientific research - confirming that design can impact your health as it transforms experiences into opportunities for self-empowerment, belief and hope. Susan integrates culturally diverse design ‘interventions’ into her projects toward a vision to rekindle the notion of community, wherein families thrive in supportive environments.

Abstract summary:


The largest pre-eminent academic ambulatory care centre and research institute in Canada, Women's College Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of women and their communities. They aspired to build a new hospital with a design team who would identify with their vision and contribute unparalleled innovation to match their own.


  • Harness the power of the feminine to create an environment that treats the 'whole' woman encouraging The Pink* Effect - healing from her to her family and into the community
  • Generate innovative health system’s solutions to keep complicated medical patients out of the hospital
  • Measure how architecture, planning and design impacts the integration of academic research, education and clinical outcomes


  • Engaged in a pre-emptive quantitative and qualitative research study 'Voices of 1000 Women'
  • Created inspired physically and socially supportive environments - beyond meeting ambulatory design norms
  • Reinforcing The Pink* Effect when creating environments that support information sharing both internally and externally


The Salutogenic design approach ensures that The Pink* Effect penetrates every level of the facility and speaks to integration and collaboration with the community – while embracing a light-filled welcome box, with the addition of a cantilevered branding element glazed in the strongest pink. Concepts of welcome, choices, diversity, and quality of experience contribute to patient and staff self-empowerment and engagement.

  • Scalable clinical models of care prove innovations are successful
  • Innovations are shared across the country and beyond
  • Team learning spaces accommodated within each clinical pod
  • Integration of complimentary childcare lessens anxiety and respects women’s time constraints
  • Clinical neighbourhoods reimagined to incorporate screening and inter-departmental diagnostics for efficient patient flow
  • Team of healthcare specialists treats the whole person with multiple appointments
  • Wait times reduced to 20 minutes
  • Patient visits increased 1000 per month since 2013
  • Community participation in tapestry project!
  • Conference Centre became a unexpected revenue generator and a hub for knowledge sharing
  • Satisfaction surveys including inclusivity ratings are increasingly positive
  • Reduction in emergency visits due Acute Ambulatory Care Unit
  • Research Institute repatriated onsite


The Salutogenic Design approach inspired by the 'soul' of the women incorporates strategies and innovative ideas to support healing on all levels - concepts which are sharable and scalable. 

Key Words:  Salutogenic Design, Women, Pink, Scalable

Innovation in health infrastructure to revitalize health and tackle 21st century challenges by Salutogenic Design

Architect DI. Dipl. TP Albert WIMMER, Health Team Vienna (AUT)
Architect DI Dipl. TP Albert WIMMER

Architect Albert Wimmer studied at the Technical University of Vienna (1965–1971 degree of architecture); 1974-1977 London Architectural Association, diploma of town-planning; Albert Wimmer’s architecture studio was founded in 1977, the Atelier Albert Wimmer ZT GmbH in 2003. Emphases on residential quarters, health care, urban design and master planning, infrastructure, sports and leisure, culture and buildings of temporary use. The approach is characterized through social and ecological aspects but always with regard to a holistic approach. Architect Wimmer is a much sought-after speaker at national and international events as well as a member of various juries.

Abstract summary:

The salutogenic approach aims to create a highly efficient process-orientated hospital that places the patients with all their varied needs and requirements in the centre. The crucial point is the creation of a so-called "healing environment" that offers a health promoting atmosphere. In this respect people - patients, staff and visitors - do not stand at the edge of outstanding architecture but in the centre point of their environment.

International role models for the practical application of salutogenic design principles are the new hospital projects Vienna North Hospital, the hospital Südspidol in Esch/Alxette, Luxembourg and the children’s and adolescent clinics in Freiburg, Germany. All projects are designed based on the orientation on the patient’s needs. The fundamental idea is to provide health care buildings on a human scale instead of confronting patients, staff and visitors with a mega structure. Through this the designs ensure an intuitive comprehensibility and high readability that is furthermore supported by the clear visual connections and logical zoning. The concept aims to create clearly and understandably segmented structures with high orientation and readability. Consequently all projects pursue a strategy that consciously exceeds the state-of-the-art. The proposed designs anticipate possible future developments and follow the strategic goal of patient-friendly and functional employee-friendly environments.

Autonomy and self-determination, differentiated zones for conversation and retreat, as well as a clear and distinctive division between private and public interaction are at the focus of the projects. The designs support encounters and interactions, while ensuring that the human need for self-reliance and mutual respect is fulfilled. Bright, light-flooded rooms, the use of natural forms and “healing colours” such as can be found in nature as well as a leafy view contribute to a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Supplemented by a selection of suitable artworks and especially designed gardens and roof landscapes, the result is a holistic-spatial experience that optimizes the atmosphere and supports the recovery process. 

The nature-near atmosphere find it’s continuation in the surrounding landscape that provides an important contrast to the clinic structures of the hospital and offers a wide range of possibilities to experience nature and supports the recovery process. For patients, staff and visitors alike the park is suitable for all fitness levels and provides leisurely and easy walking paths with high value of inhabitation. 


Symposium on the updated WHO-HPH Standards – guided tour, the evidence and next steps

Venue: Hörsaal 27

Symposium on the updated WHO-HPH Standards – guided tour, the evidence and next steps


Abstract summary:

Since they were first published, more than a decade ago, the WHO HPH Standards for Health Promotion in Hospitals has been a cornerstone of HPH efforts worldwide. The manual and standards underwent a largescale revision and updating process in 2015 and 2016 in a multinational project lead by WHOCC in Copenhagen and funded by WHO Europe. The revised and updated standards manual builds on systematic literature searches of the best available evidence in the scientific literature. It was also pilot tested with clinicians in European countries and abroad and subsequently evaluated in an international expert review process. The updated manual broadens the focus of its predecessor by encompassing the 'non-hospital organizations' as well, as these are natural parts of the HPH membership today. After final editing and modifications based on test and review results, a beta version is now available. This symposium deals with the updated and revised standards, provide a guided tour of the chapter and the measurable elements, and allows discussion of relevant topics related to patient, staff and management. Future next steps in implementation will also be discussed.