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Webinar
July 2018 Webinar
This webinar will trace the history of universal design, from its beginnings as a utopian concept in the world of physical objects and spaces, to the struggle for attainment through the often times contradictory Principles, to a practical reconceptualization in the world of emerging and evolving digital technologies. 
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Webinar
June 2018 Webinar
This webinar will feature disruptive telemedicine technologies and explore their potential to launch a virtual medical care delivery model that challenges the heart of our healthcare system—the patient-doctor relationship. These virtual care technologies are having significant influence on healthcare design because they demand very different kinds of facilities, and in some cases no facilities at all. 
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Webinar
May 2018 Webinar
In this webinar, you will learn about an innovative clinic design and care-delivery model, as well as the real-time locating system (RTLS) technology that supports it. Yet how do you design a clinic and its workflow without a waiting room, where exam rooms are always free for the next patient, where patients make their own way through the halls, and where providers and staff easily know where to go next?
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Design Strategies
June 2016 Design Strategies
Technology is one of the most challenging issues in healthcare. The current combination of recent health reform laws, federal stimulus funds, and the ongoing wave of new healthcare technology can be described as a “tsunami” of sorts. Healthcare leaders are overwhelmed, as planning for the future of technology stands to transform many current care practices.  Successfully integrating technology means planning for today as well as anticipating future needs, and directly impacts the programming, planning, and design of all healthcare settings. 
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Issue Brief
June 2016 Issue Brief
As part of the technology toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about why systems approach is needed to successfully integrate technology into the built environment, implications of the socio-technical system framework on planning and design around medical technology, and the impact of current and future technology on the continuum of care. 
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Tool
June 2016 Tool
This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with technology principles/goals and how environmental, operational, and people measures can be implemented to achieve said goal.
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Executive Summary
June 2016 Executive Summary
Learn about: why a systems approach is needed to successfully integrate technology into the built environment, implications of the socio-technical system framework on planning and design around medical technology, and the impact of current and future technology on the continuum of care. 
June 2016 Related Resource
This list of resources is made of up of articles, books, policies, organizations, and more, related to technology. Use this list to learn more about this topic.
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Project Brief
April 2016 Project Brief
Learn about: Geisinger Health System’s efforts to create a new Hybrid Operating Room that flexes to accommodate different surgical setups and storage needs, how vendors working closely together around common goals can improve efficiency and maximize results, and the need to maintain flexibility in the built environment to allow designs to meet changing circumstances and incorporate improved technologies. 
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Lessons Learned
April 2016 Lessons Learned
The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of technology.