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    August 2017 Webinar
    Collaboration is the key to outstanding healthcare art programs that meet both individual facility goals and create integrated visual experiences. In fact, the most successful projects are those in which you cannot tell where the architect’s/designer’s job ended and the art consultant’s job began. This webinar provides a roadmap for establishing a collaborative process that results in an effective and valued art program.
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    August 2017 Webinar
    Sharp HealthCare San Diego, with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Magnet recognition, and Planetree designation, is bringing the High Reliability Organization (HRO) concept to its operations as part of the ongoing journey of performance improvements. This case study webinar illustrates how the Sharp team created the new Ocean View Tower, a 170,000-square-foot, 138-bed hospital addition, to go beyond just good practice to a “hardwire the environment” scenario for zero harm to patients, visitors, and staff. The presenters describe the planning, design, and construction from each of their perspectives and share outcomes and critical lessons learned. 
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    August 2017 Webinar
    Noise remains one of the top complaints by patients and the cause can come from many different sources. Current design standards influence background noise levels including HVAC systems, walls that separate rooms, sound isolating performance of doors, vibration levels, and intrusive noise from the outside. This webinar highlights Massachusetts General Hospital’s award-winning Lunder Building in Boston. Presenters share solutions from both the design side and the staff perspective that provide a more holistic approach to a reduction in noise disturbances and how this was achieved.
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    July 2017 Webinar
    After almost fifteen years of incremental healthcare reform legislation, reimbursement practices are beginning to shift from volume-based, fee-for-service payments to payments based on the quality of care received by patients. The presenters provide an overview of the design team implications for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) three pay-for-performance programs. They also describe how architects, designers and facility managers have an important role in contributing to solutions that help owners achieve targeted outcomes.
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    June 2017 Webinar
    The FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction documents are the design standards most often employed by medical planners, designers, and owners of hospitals and outpatient facilities. Learn how the 2018 revisions may affect the planning and design of new construction and major renovation projects. This webinar also reviews the “scrubbing” of the 2014 documents (e.g., removing outdated requirements, identifying best practice versus minimum requirements, and clearing up conflicts) and how cost/benefit analysis will be a factor in determining the final language.
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    June 2017 Webinar
    A vast majority of the design community embraces Universal Design as a concept – especially those in health and wellness industries – but true universal design implementation is challenging. In this presentation, two key thought leaders in the universal design arena share expertise and insight around true and tangible universal design: what it means, what it looks like, and how to achieve it. This webinar is the second presentation in a three-part series on universal design. Part 1: “To Age is Human: Universal Design Research and Trends” and is available On Demand. Part 3 will be presented in late 2017/early 2018 and will be presented by a panel of Universal Design futurists.
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    June 2017 Webinar
    Understanding regulatory codes is essential for the proper design of any healthcare facility and recent editions of the codes have introduced new requirements that offer additional design options. This webinar will reinforce your knowledge of long-standing requirements and provide insights into the newer provisions.
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    May 2017 Webinar
    What defines a hospital for the future? How can challenges around technology, cost of care, and an evolving population be addressed? In late 2016, a multidisciplinary group of healthcare and design experts met to answer these questions. The group came together to conceive a healthcare facility for an established community in Brooklyn, NY that is projected to undergo unprecedented growth. This unique community is comprised of three distinct groups, each with their own healthcare needs. During this webinar, presenters review the unique process they followed as well as the components they believe are necessary for a Hospital for the Future to be a center for excellence.
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    May 2017 Webinar
    The healthcare delivery model has shifted away from inpatient care towards an array of ambulatory care models. However, the proliferation of many ambulatory care centers has led to ever-increasing costs for governmental payers and employer groups. To contain these costs, governmental and private payers are moving away from fee-for-service and toward value-based payment systems. Learn how payment systems have and will continue to influence these ambulatory environments. The presenters offer an overview of the evolving nature of these ambulatory care sites, their impacts on the networks and healthcare systems, and what the ambulatory care model of may look like in the next five years.
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    April 2017 Webinar
    This webinar explores the history of clean flow in the medical field, what is fact, what is fiction, the minimum requirements, and if these requirements are truly best practice. Case studies from The Reading Hospital and other medical centers are compared and contrasted in regards to their approach to clean flow. Finally, from the perspective of an Infection Control Director, the webinar identifies how one institution is addressing the mandate to reduce surgical site infections and determine whether the latest edition of the FGI Guidelines is the end point or just the beginning.