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EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to: make the commitment to use an evidence-based design process, and the following planning objectives were established: clear patient wayfinding, distinct separation of inpatient/service flow versus public/visitor flow, patient access to clinical services, clear access to primary patient service entrances, staff operational efficiencies, reduction of falls and injuries, and visibility across the patient unit within the support core.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to renovate two fifty-year-old patient wings into private rooms in a cost effective way for Butler County Health Care Center. The hypothesized outcomes resulting from the patient room design interventions included fewer patient and staff falls and favorable patient satisfaction scores.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to clearly define a hypothesis that provided focus to research efforts and clear direction for the design of new Specialty Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) at the new Medical Centre of the National University Health System, Singapore.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project involved the renovation of the existing Adler Building with a new entry addition to create an identifiable and convenient birthing center with all services in one building. Team members used the EBD Checklist Tool to identify more than 20 design goals. 
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to include as many features as possible which would help influence positive patient outcomes. EBD features were developed through programming and visioning sessions with the executive team and user meetings, and priorities were established with them in relation to the budget and the desired patient centered experience.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to establish four guiding principles: Design for adaptability to enable flexibility of use over time; Incorporate safety initiatives identified in available research; Create standardization of processes, supplies and design to develop a safer environment and increase the value of the facility; Develop archetypes or prototypes for all components including design elements, patient rooms and overall units.
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Design Strategies
May 2014 Design Strategies
Overview

HCAHPS scores related to noise in the hospital environment are typically among the lowest. Acoustic intervention packages implemented by healthcare organizations are often a combination of built environment and operational measures.  

 

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Lessons Learned
August 2014 Lessons Learned

The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of noise.  

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Lessons Learned
September 2015 Lessons Learned

The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of communication.