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Webinar: Interactive Design Diagrams: Visually Translating and Linking Design Strategies with Healthcare Outcomes

When: February 13, 2020
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


There is a growing body of research that connects the built environment to safety and quality outcomes. However, this information can be difficult to access, interpret and apply. This webinar addresses the ongoing development of a set of interactive and visually engaging annotated diagrams that can help to improve patient, staff, organizational, and even community-wide outcomes within hospital, outpatient, clinical, and home-based environments. The visual translation of research and use of familiar language enables design professionals, healthcare providers, and the general public to quickly and easily understand the design strategies that can be implemented to improve safety and quality outcomes.


Learning Objectives

  • Gain familiarity with a resource that translates technical and complex research for design application.

  • Access information that links key design strategies with desired healthcare outcomes.

  • Discover the common safety and quality outcomes within a variety of healthcare environments.

  • Distinguish between user healthcare needs based upon age, ability and treatment in home-based environments.


Presenting Faculty

Addie Abushousheh, PhD, Assoc, AIA, EDAC

Addie Abushousheh is a gerontologist, researcher, and consultant for organizational and environmental development in long-term care. She explores cultural and bio-psycho-social perspectives, organizational structures and processes, physical environments, workforce models, and regulatory and financial frameworks in relation to decision making, resource management, and quality improvement. With combined expertise in architecture, organizational development, aging and applied research, Dr. Abushousheh advances comprehensive and translational agendas related to quality assessment and performance improvement. Addie is a Research Associate with The Center for Health Design, an Adjunct Faculty member at Kent State University, and a Senior Living Advisor for Abacus Institute.