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Insights & Solutions

    Webinar
    January 2018 Webinar
    This webinar introduces the new, easier to use, online interface for The Center’s Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit, a proactive and systematic approach to designing and renovating healthcare facilities for safety. Originally developed through research and consensus to support the requirements of the FGI Guidelines, The Center's research team will walk you through the why, what, and how of each part of the online SRA toolkit illustrating features with vignettes gathered from the testing process.  
    Tool
    August 2015 Tool
    This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to improve nurse-patient communication through facility design.
    Issue Brief
    February 2015 Issue Brief

    As part of the communication toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about elements of the built environment that improve nurse-patient communication, design interventions that could improve nurse-patient communication as found in the literature and how to ask better questions surrounding this critical relationship during your next project.

    Webinar
    September 2013 Webinar
    In 2012, The Center for Health Design received a grant from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to develop a standard evidence-based tool for inpatient room design. In a three-phase process, this grant will result in design and evaluation tools for inpatient room design in Medical/Surgical Units, Adult Intensive Care Units (ICU) and Labor Delivery Recovery (LDR) and Maternity Units. The first phase of this project has been completed, resulting in a Beta-test, paper-based version of the Inpatient Room Design Checklist and POE tool for the Med/Surg Room which are shared in this presentation.
    Design Strategies
    February 2015 Design Strategies
    Overview

    Healthcare reform has continually focused on several aspects of the patient experience. The patient experience domain (as measured through HCAHPS — the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) includes three metrics that are used to evaluate patient perceptions about communication: doctor-patient, nurse-patient, and communication surrounding medications.

     

     

    Project Brief
    March 2015 Project Brief
    Learn about: how the architecture firm's observations informed design solutions for the new clinic, about design methods to improve staff collaboration and maintain patient privacy, and about spaces that allowed caregivers to begin exams immediately after patients arrived.
    Project Brief
    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.
    Project Brief
    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.
    Interview
    October 2014 Interview

    Learn about: holistic, cultural solutions to the challenges of the mandated move in healthcare from volume to value, the key to successful cultural transformations and the ways a healthcare organization can understand the patient experience to be successful.