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Product / Project Innovation Highlights
May 2022 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
Designed specifically for behavioral health, this saloon-style bathroom door releases at a weight of less than 11lbs, in any direction, and helps to create a safer environment whilst preserving the privacy and dignity of patients facing the journey towards recovery.
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Webinar
May 2022 Webinar
Through these two case studies, this webinar will set the context for why community health centers are central to a resilient public health infrastructure, and it will illustrate the role design can play in fostering community engagement and empowerment.   
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Webinar
May 2022 Webinar
This webinar will host two architects who helped design a mixed-income, urban neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio called City West. This 48-acre project was part of the HOPE VI initiative which sought to replace mid-20th Century public housing projects with more urbane places worthy of pride and that uphold community health and wellness.
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Webinar
April 2022 Webinar
This webinar will delve into the process of selecting the appropriate level of lighting control and strategies and organization of workflow approach, while prioritizing the patient and owner perspective.     
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Webinar
April 2022 Webinar
In this webinar, Sarah Markovitz will outline the prevailing healthcare noise challenge—the conflict of the need to bring people together who need frequent contact, and the resulting distracting noise. She will then outline the potential negative impacts of noise on staff performance, satisfaction, and well-being and offer insights and strategies for how to mitigate those negative impacts. Finally, she’ll share  innovative ideas for restorative, high-performing inpatient unit workspace design that benefits both patients and staff.  
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Podcast
April 2022 Podcast
On Part 1 of today’s episode, Cheryl interviews Trisha Fong, Assoc. AIA, Senior Associate at e4h, Environments for Health Architecture. Trisha generously shines the spotlight on e4h’s 4wrd; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion initiative.
Slidecast
April 2022 Slidecast

Stroebel, R. J., Obeidat, B., Lim, L., Mitchell, J. D., Jasperson, D. B., & Zimring, C. (2021). The impact of clinic design on teamwork development in primary care. Health Care Management Review.

This study by Stroebel and colleagues looked at the relationship of clinic design, specifically co-location of staff, and teamwork in outpatient settings.

Slidecast
April 2022 Slidecast

Hybschmann, J., Topperzer, M. K., Gjærde, L. K., Born, P., Mathiasen, R., Sehested, A. M., Jennum, P. J., & Sørensen, J. L. (2021). Sleep in hospitalized children and adolescents: A scoping review. Sleep Medicine Reviews

This is a 2021 study by Hybschmann and colleagues. This is new from what we’ve done in our prior 5-minute summaries. This is a literature review, in this case a scoping review. A scoping review is a rigorous and systematic way to establish the scope of a body of literature (like the name implies). It establishes an evidence base without producing a summary answer to a specific research question like a systematic review.

Slidecast
April 2022 Slidecast

Beauvais, B., Richter, J. P., Kim, F. S., Palmer, E. L., Spear, B. L., Turner, R. C., (2021) A reason to renovate: The association between hospital age of plant and value-based purchasing performance. Health Care Management Review

There is a potential ROI for capital projects, which may have previously been unknown, ignored, or at least, not defined. The authors note that not every organization has the financial ability to fund capital projects, and the investments may cost more than the return associated solely with bonus payments from reimbursement.