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Product / Project Innovation Highlights
April 2018 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
The sensory arts garden is a therapeutic space for children and adults, especially those with sensory processing challenges, providing a meaningful experience through the exploration of nature.
Product / Project Innovation Highlights
August 2018 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
The patent-pending Ligature Resistant Sliding Door System is a seamless, safe, silent, secure and space-saving door opening solution designed for behavioral healthcare environments.
Product / Project Innovation Highlights
November 2018 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
Mecho’s EcoVeil Sheer is a 100% polyester shadecloth that’s PVC-free and flame retardant. The EcoVeil Sheer shadecloth features individually pigmented yarns with an attractive, distinctive twill pattern making it the ideal window covering in healthcare facilities to maximize the healthy properties of natural light.
Product / Project Innovation Highlights
March 2019 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
KRION® K-LIFE is a new generation solid surface that raises standards in sustainability and commitment to reduce environmental impact.
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Project Brief
May 2019 Project Brief
Learn about: how a practical consideration of all the elements of the new hybrid OR helped guide design choices, the role Human Factors played in optimizing the new space, how process mapping and cognitive walkthroughs furthered the design team’s understanding of the OR’s people and processes, and how buy-in from key stakeholders led to the success of this project and laid the groundwork for future efforts.
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Project Brief
May 2019 Project Brief
Learn about: how a unit redesign for UW Health will serve as a prototype for future redesign projects, why the new unit must be flexible to respond to a variety of staff and patient needs, and how a multidisciplinary team used a range of observational findings and current literature to inform the overall design process.
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Project Brief
May 2019 Project Brief
Learn about: how a variety of approaches—including research, observation, and process mapping exercises—were used in conjunction to develop the new design plans, why the architectural team relied on existing staff, patients, and families to understand which needs to address in the redesign, and how envisioning the new center as a “house” could better support the needs of patients and families.
Webinar
April 2019 Webinar
By combining observation, interviews, simulation, and rapid prototyping, this team developed design solutions that help healthcare workers stay safe while engaged in challenging tasks. This webinar brings the experience of the healthcare practitioners who cared for Ebola patients during the 2014 outbreak and introduces a human-centered discovery approach developed by design researchers at SimTigrate Design Lab to define the design requirements of spaces where the risk of self- and cross-contamination is the highest.
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EBD Journal Club
April 2019 EBD Journal Club
Evidence-Based Design Journal Clubs are one-hour sessions that provide opportunities to interact with authors who recently published EBD papers or articles in peer-reviewed journals such as HERD. Learn as they share ways to put their research into practice. The objective of this systematic review of literature was to critically evaluate peer-reviewed evidence regarding the effectiveness of decentralized nurse stations (DNSs).
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Webinar
April 2019 Webinar
In this webinar, attendees will learn how the University of Virginia Medical Center was able to improve the patient experience and increase individualized patient care by moving its endoscopy department outside of the main hospital campus.