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EBD Journal Club
October 2017 EBD Journal Club

Toward a Framework for Designing Person-Centered Mental Health Interiors for Veterans, Journal of Interior Design, DOI: 10.1111/joid.12095

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Webinar
August 2017 Webinar

This webinar will illustrate 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. 

Issue Brief
November 2016 Issue Brief

As part of the impact of aging toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the current state of aging and associated health conditions, the alignment between universal design and sustainable design strategies inspired by environments for aging, and universal design models that enable flexible and adaptable spaces to support aging needs and human needs.

Project Brief
November 2016 Project Brief

Learn about: the homelike model for resident care Riverside Assisted Living Facility Administration wanted to apply, the full-scale mock-ups of the proposed living spaces that launched the project, and the ‘neighborhood’ concept that enables greater resident independence as well as safety.

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Lessons Learned
March 2016 Lessons Learned

The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of patient-centered medical homes.  

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Design Strategies
March 2016 Design Strategies

A key effort in healthcare reform, the rapidly growing and evolving patient-centered medical home model of care calls for design innovations to support its successful implementation.

Tool
June 2018 Tool

Healthcare is provided in a variety of settings, from a person’s home to outpatient clinics, to the hospital. While the settings and specific design elements may differ across the continuum of care, the objectives of safety, efficiency, satisfaction, and high quality care remain constant. This set of interactive diagrams provides a link between the evidence base, design strategies, and desired outcomes – in a visually intuitive and actionable format.

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Issue Brief
March 2014 Issue Brief

As part of the noise toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about how excessive noise can negatively impact patients and staff in the hospital environment, ways to improve patients’ perception of sound, and low-cost, medium-cost, and high-cost design strategies that can reduce noise.

EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2012 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

The goal for this project was to create an environment in which art would aid in reducing stress and foster wellbeing while functioning as a supportive component in the overall healing process. 

EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

The goal for this project was to promote the healing process for the patients of Simlow Cancer Hospital by using the evidence-based premise that appropriate art has the power to lower stress, anxiety and pain, as well as increase patient satisfaction through the improved perception of the quality of care delivered.