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October 2013 Webinar
Three units were analyzed including Critical Care, Medical Oncology and Obstetrics in order to track clinical behaviors and to identify opportunities for improvement for the newly designed space. The travel study indicated for all units measured that the time spent on value added care, the time spent on direct care, and the aisle effectiveness all increased from current to future state workflow and generally outperformed the national benchmarks for their corresponding unit types. Additionally, review the process and results of the post-occupancy evaluation.
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July 2013 Webinar
In 2011, The Center for Health Design published a glossary of healthcare environment terms and outcome measures commonly used in evidence-based design research for seven key healthcare topics, many of which are tied to CMS reimbursement formulas: health-care associated infections, medical errors, patient falls, patient satisfaction, patient waiting, staff efficiency and staff satisfaction. Learn about the methods used to create the EBD glossary, the work underway to expand the Glossary using the CHD Knowledge Repository, and how you might use this tool in your construction project, during your design education and with EBD research studies.
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June 2013 Webinar
With an unprecedented growth in clinic construction, clinic leaders across the nation increasingly recognize the potential benefits of an evidence-based clinic design approach in improving patient, staff, and organizational outcomes. However, knowledge gaps widely exist and knowledge sharing is impeded by the lack of a central information repository. The webinar will focus on the development and testing of a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) tool as well as a database for community health centers to enable building evaluation and sharing of findings. 
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Project Brief
August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: the ways the hospital and design team involved staff and community resources to gather information, mapping, analysis, and research that informed the official report that drove the project, and an optimal physical setting that became a “Center of Excellence.”  
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August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: design solutions for a new birthing unit, process mapping and mock-ups that enabled scenario tests of the new space, and input from staff, physicians, and families used to inform the project.
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March 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: the benefits of creating multidisciplinary stakeholder teams, the complications that can arise with some antimicrobial cleaners, and the close connection between cleaning standards and furniture selection.
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March 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: the design features implemented to create a patient- and family-centered space, the importance of working with like-minded partners who can maintain the vision of the project, and the importance of considering the culture of the organization in conjunction with the new space.
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November 2014 Project Brief
Learn about: why Moncrief Cancer Center viewed evidence-based design strategies as a natural fit for their environment; three options to support patient treatment conditions; the community spaces created to encourage socializing among patients and visitors.
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March 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: how Palomar Health facilitated an improvement in patient-provider and staff communication, about the multiple benefits of the organization's new decentralized nursing stations, and how the newly designed healing environment contributed to patient comfort and satisfaction.
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March 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: sustainable healthcare and what it means to Adelante, the organization's method to evaluate design and operational needs for their new flagship facility, and specific strategies implemented to improve patient and provider communication.