Healthcare Design hosted its third installment of its conceptual design competition, Breaking Through, as part of the 2022 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo in San Antonio, held Oct. 8-11.

The competition encourages industry members to forget the traditional rules and restrictions of healthcare design to answer the challenges anticipated for the future of healthcare delivery.

Thirty-one teams submitted innovative design concepts for the 2022 event. A jury of industry professionals selected four of those concepts to move on to the final stage of the competition, which was held live during the keynote “Breaking Through Finale,” at the HCD Conference.

The finalists included:

Members of each team took the stage during the keynote to deliver a 10-minute live presentation. Afterwards, conference attendees voted for the concept they found most innovative via live polling, with the HDR team named the winner and recipient of the $10,000 prize.

Additional coverage of the winning and runner-up concepts will be featured in the November issue of Healthcare Design magazine and on

The 2022 Breaking Through program was sponsored by Durasein.