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Tool
August 2015 Tool
This tool outlines the relationships between design, measures, healthcare reform topics, and the legislation.
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Executive Summary
March 2015 Executive Summary
Learn about: the three quality-driven legislative programs that have a relationship to healthcare environments, associations between the design of the physical environment and reimbursement-related measures, and additional built environment strategies requiring additional research.
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Issue Brief
March 2015 Issue Brief
As part of the healthcare reform toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the three quality-driven legislative programs that have a relationship to healthcare environments, associations between the design of the physical environment and reimbursement-related measures, and additional built environment strategies requiring additional research.
October 2015 Related Resource
This list of resources is made of up of articles, books, policies, organizations, and more, related to healthcare reform.  Use this list to learn more about this topic.
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Project Brief
August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: why healthcare planners must look to the future, about five key elements that enabled support, flexibility, and patient-centered care, and about the importance of including end users early in the design planning process.
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Project Brief
August 2015 Project Brief

Learn about: how the Princeton HealthCare System created a comprehensive campus to meet an array of medical and wellness needs for multiple generations, evidence-based design principles that were incorporated into the built environment, and how the new facility is positioned to respond to the changing healthcare field.

Blog
April 2015 Blog

Patient-centered care is a hot topic today. But do you know how to integrate this concept into your operations and settings? If not, you could be missing out on some key elements that can strengthen your organization, while enhancing your efforts to meet the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Webinar
August 2014 Webinar
Enactment of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is transforming just about every aspect of healthcare delivery in order to achieve the Triple Aim goals of better care, healthier people and communities and affordable care. One of the law’s most striking and fundamental changes is the shift in reimbursement practices – moving volume to value. This presentation provides an overview of the design team implications of the ACA, such as the Hospital Consumer Assessment of the Healthcare Providers and Systems survey and the Partnership for Patients program. Learn how architects, designers and facility managers can contribute to solutions that achieve these outcomes.
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Webinar
August 2013 Webinar
How can facilities be planned and designed for the future while maintaining flexibility for evolving demographics and changes in healthcare delivery? What is the impact on the built environment? Learn what members of The Center for Health Design’s Built Environment Network are looking for when considering potential industry partners. They discuss their frustrations and what they see as current shortcomings. They are looking to find the best and brightest in the industry who can help them innovate and develop the healthcare platform of the future.
Webinar
July 2013 Webinar
The era of accountable care has focused more attention on doing things right. Hospitals are no longer reimbursed for what are categorized as "never events," serious adverse events that are largely preventable. The Center for Health Design, with support from the Facility Guidelines Institute and a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), has been working toward a consensus-based tool to proactively assess safety and risk in the built environment during the design process. New language will be incorporated into the 2014 Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities.