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    June 2013 Webinar
    For over 30 years, ambulatory care environments have been a major force in patient care delivery.  Today’s drivers of new technology, less invasive procedures, the Affordable Care Act, and consumer demands, are transforming these environments right out of the box. We are seeing new delivery model of specialized clinics in strip malls and even wellness campus providing a full spectrum of outpatient care and the Veteran Affairs developing the Medical Home and Telemedicine. And it is all happening with lightning speed. Outpatient surgeries have increased by two thirds since 2006. Nearly 75% of elective surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, and it is not stopping there.
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    May 2013 Webinar
    For the 2014 cycle of the Facility Guidelines Institute's health care design guidelines, a brand new volume is being developed for residential and senior living facilities; entitled the Guidelines for Residential Care Facilities: Design & Construction of Health, Care, and Support Facilities. This guideline includes nursing homes, hospice, assisted living, independent living, adult day care, and wellness/diagnostic facilities. The vetted approach to the guidelines is to provide design information, as well as parameters for Authorities Having Jurisdiction to evaluate and incorporate culture change and resident-centered approaches to the residential-based care. 
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    April 2013 Webinar
    Some estimates project Community Health Centers will need to invest between $10.5 - $13.1 billion in facility construction, renovation and expansions between now and 2015 to keep up with patient demand – what better time to think about how the design of those facilities can improve the patient experience and healthcare outcomes. In this panel discussion, four experts share unique perspectives, strategies and recommendations for healthcare providers considering renovation/remodel or new facility construction. 
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    May 2013 Webinar
    Positive distractions have been found to reduce stress and improve healthcare outcomes. However, research on this topic is generally lacking in certain pediatric settings. This webinar details recent studies that examined the effects of positive distraction interventions on pediatric patients and their families but used different methods in different settings. The in-depth findings and practical knowledge around the process of implementing two research studies is beneficial to researchers and designers.
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    March 2013 Webinar
    Can stress make you sick? Do the place and space around you affect your health? Discuss how the physical environment can affect emotions negatively or positively by triggering the brain’s stress or relaxation responses. This webinar helps healthcare providers judge how and when to apply mind-body therapies in conjunction with classical therapeutic approaches to maintain health, and assists healthcare designers to create spaces that support and facilitate healing. 
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    February 2013 Webinar
    Today's healthcare system is no longer economically sustainable. As healthcare organizations transform themselves from a Single Aim (improved care) to a Triple Aim, including improved population health, and lower costs, the role of the built environment becomes even more important. As a hospital CEO for 26 years, Blair Sadler helps you to understand the new economics of healthcare and how your work in architecture and design is vital to success. You will learn a simple framework to help you calculate the economic return on investment of any design decision.
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    July 2014 Webinar
    Colors – on surfaces, in light, or combined in patterns – can be used to support improved user experience in healthcare spaces. Designers viewing this webinar will gain research-based guidance on how to use color to support design objectives. How colors can be used to support patients, visitors, and caregivers will be addressed as will the design of specific healthcare environments. 
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    October 2014 Webinar
    MASS Design Group is committed to stretching the boundaries of what we expect our built environment to provide. Architecture can restrict people’s access to essential services, but in the process of working on buildings as far afield as Rwanda, the Dominican Republic of the Congo, and Haiti, design and the process of building can also generate systematic change, break the cycle of poverty, and radically improve people’s health, livelihood s and lives. This session outlines the work, process, and opportunities through which architects and designers can apply their skills for impact.