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Upcoming Webinar to Discuss
the Right Care at the Right Time in the Right Place

Thursday, March 27, 2014
11:00 AM PDT/ 2:00 PM EDT
(webinar one hour in length)

Juliet L. Rogers, PHD, MPH, President & CEO, BLUE COTTAGE CONSULTING will present "Planning for the Evolution of Hospital Observation Units" that addresses the mounting pressure to increase efficiency, improve outcomes, and reduce costs and readmissions. The imperative to provide the right care at the right time in the right place is stronger than ever.  While the staggering growth of ED volumes and the increasing complexity of inpatient care create delays and challenges throughput, an answer might be found somewhere in between the ED or outpatient visit and the traditional inpatient admission - The Observation Patient.   Observation isn’t a new approach to solving throughput issues, but with a new CMS “2-Midnight” guideline that redefines inpatient care and with mounting pressure to reduce readmissions, the observation patient is at the center of many strategies aimed at making healthcare more efficient.
Webinar participants can receive one continuing education unit through the American Institute of Architects and The Center for Health Design's EDAC program.  The CEU verification forms will be available for download during the webinar.


 Individual View:  $90.00 (one viewer at one location)
 Group View:  $180.00 (unlimited number of viewers at one location)

CHD Affiliate Members receive 20% discount -
note: you must be signed in to the CHD website to get discount

Join Us in Houston for the Next Healthcare Facility Design Professionals Networking Reception & Educational Session

Thursday, April 17, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Downtown Club,1100 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77002

You are invited to come, meet and connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community at the Healthcare Facility Design Professional Networking event in Houston.  An educational session, worth one continuing education unit through the American Institute of Architects and The Center for Health Design's EDAC program, will be presented at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres immediately following. The educational session will be presented by:
Rebecca Hathaway, RN, MSN, EDAC
t, Bridgestar Consulting

“Driving Value by Embracing Integrated Project Delivery”
nge is constant, necessary, natural, and for the majority of us, uncomfortable.  Change occurs all around us including; the cycle of life, seasons, tides, economic indicators, technology, national security, relationships, our moods, e-mail addresses, and in what we do and how we choose to do it.  Each of us seeks to be part of something bigger than ourselves,  that provides meaning, and that adds value. This is true in both our personal and professional endeavors. The delivery of healthcare, design, construction and the methods available to deliver projects are no exceptions.  The presentation will provide an overview of Integrated Project Delivery, (IPD), and the value to owners, designers, constructors, and patients.  The principles will be discussed with the backdrop of the current and future healthcare environment.  The tools, results, and unintended consequences will be also discussed in the context of a recently completed project.

Learning Objectives

This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members and CHD volunteers-
please RSVP here.

Other professionals can attend for a small donation of $40.

Sponsored by:


Two Perspectives Featured in Newly Added, On-Demand Webinar:
"The Design Impact of a New Bed Tower on Patients and Staff"

The latest addition to the ICONS and Innovators Webinars on Demand offers a look at a design project from two perspectives;  the design team - HDR, and the client - Central Washington Hospital.  This webinar explores how all eight steps of the evidence-based design and the Lean process were integrated into a new patient bed tower design. Tracey Kasnic from Central Washington Hospital provides details on both the research and design's impact on work processes and employee satisfaction.

CHD is now provides a vast array of on demand webinars that include a line-up of today's leading healthcare thought leaders, covering a wide variety of topics and all provide AIA and EDAC continuing education units.  These webinars are accessed through Vimeo where you will need to create a free user account, (enter email address and password), prior to viewing a webinar. 

To see a complete listing of on demand ICONS and Innovators webinars, click here.

Individual:  $90.00
Organization:  $180.00


EBD Journal Club
Join us for the next two
EBD Journal Clubs,
April 2 and April 23, 2014.  Free and open to all, come and interact with authors who have recently published papers and articles.  Read more here.

Environments for Aging
2013 senior care competition winners highlighted in EFA landscape architecture plenary panel at EFA Conference in Anaheim, CA on May 3 - 6, 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel.  More information.

Healthcare Design 2014: Registration Now Open
Mark your calendars and get registered for Healthcare Design 2014 - November 15-18, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, here.



Improving Healthcare with Better Building Design
This book includes stories that will educate and inspire you not only to build a new structure, but to create the optimal healing environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Read more here.

CHD Offers Strategic Support with Research Advisory Services
New service provides access to vast resources and full set of services from simple project requests to customized research studies. Learn more here,

Join the CHD Affiliate Members Community
Affiliate members receive many benefits including a FREE annual digital subscription to Research Design Connections with a database of more than 1,800 articles.  Learn more about the discounts and benefits of membership, here.

About Us:
The Center for Health Design is a nonprofit 501c(3) whose mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education and advocacy.

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