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January 2023 Webinar

This webinar offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear from an internationally recognized titan in the field of environments for aging—Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Calkins, and the recipient of 2022 Center for Health Design Changemaker Award—who will share her insights on how design of environments for people as they age has evolved and where the industry is headed.    

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January 2023 Webinar

This webinar offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear from a titan of the industry—A. Ray Pentecost III and the recipient of 2022 Center for Health Design Changemaker Award—who will share his insights on how healthcare design has evolved, where it is headed, and future of healthcare design.    

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December 2022 Webinar

This webinar will discuss a variety of decision factors (feasibility, practicality, safety considerations, space requirements, and engineering considerations) for various automation alternatives within different operating healthcare environments, and explore the overall evaluation process including information gathering, user input, and cultural and operational factors. Case studies will present empirical data driving the decision and design process.

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November 2022 Webinar

This webinar will highlight research and design strategies to mitigate challenges to the aging eye and cognition. Presenters will explore how daylight and bright electric lighting is even more important, balanced with very low level, warm lighting at night. Think it’s a good idea to mimic trendy hospitality lighting in senior spaces? Think again. For health and safety, we need to dramatically change our design approach!  

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October 2022 Webinar

This webinar will explore the state of sustainable design within the design industry as it currently exists and propose critical changes that need to be made for the future. Speakers will present the history of sustainable design and how to incorporate current sustainable design principles across a design practice. They will outline strategic goals and a roadmap for transformational sustainable design changes in healthcare design. In addition, they’ll highlight various projects that exemplify sustainable design, and how these design practices can help get us to where we need to be.

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September 2022 Webinar

This webinar will review key questions related to evaluating capital decisions, external factors, key performance indicators, and ways to creatively finance projects.  Participants will gain insight into the minds of healthcare executives and their decision-makers. (This program is 6th in a 6-part series and can be viewed individually or as part of the series.)  

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October 2022 Webinar

This webinar will explore the dynamic external forces that shape the internal healthcare finance discussions and will help attendees gain client’s perspectives related to their abilities to fund architectural projects. (This program is 5th in a 6-part series and can be viewed individually or as part of the series.) 

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August 2022 Webinar

The program will then focus on addressing the apparent conflicts by identifying some of the alleged conflicts.  Each conflict will then be discussed in detail looking at current code requirements, changes in more recent editions of the applicable codes, and looking at equivalencies or alternative methods that could be considered.  As with other design considerations, involvement of all the stakeholders will be illustrated as a key factor in achieving an acceptable level of life safety while meeting the needs of the patients and clinical staff in a behavioral health environment.  

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August 2022 Webinar

Children’s Health Dallas teamed up with Philips and Recornect to create and pilot new ED exam rooms to improve the experience of receiving mental health care in the Emergency Department. By integrating a specialized interactive touchscreen with ambient room technology and therapeutic content, ED exam rooms are transformed into ultra-tunable environments that can help improve care delivery. Patients can rapidly de-escalate, begin therapy faster, and connect with staff in new ways. This webinar will tell the story of their design process, patient outcomes and valuable lessons learned.

 

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July 2022 Webinar

 This webinar delves into the critical role sound plays in promoting a healthy environment and considers important questions to ask when designing or updating environments for people as they age. The speakers will also share insights gleaned from their applied research to promote health and wellbeing for aging populations (especially those with dementia) and their caregivers. Stay tuned!