EDAC certified individuals Rachel Payleitner, Jennifer Merchant, Hannah Jefferies, and Christine Kenline discuss the EDAC program, the case for certification, and offer study tips in the August 2011 issue of Contract magazine.
Our goal as healthcare designers is to create facilities that improve patient care quality and safety, increase patient and family satisfaction, and enhance the bottom line. Evidence-Based Design (EBD), a practice that links research and design to result in buildings that achieve the objectives of both designers and medical practitioners, has become an accepted strategy among design leaders to help ensure that a healthcare project is ultimately successful in enhancing the quality of care it provides.
The project design team must understand the practical application of EBD concepts in order to ensure client buy-in and effectively implement the EBD process. The Evidence-Based Design Accreditation Certification (EDAC) exam is the first step in moving individuals toward designing facilities that are based on credible evidence.