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November 2015 Interview

Learn about: the ways facility design can support the patient-centered medical home model, the key issues and challenges associated with implementing this model and the outcomes that can be positively impacted through patient-centered medical homes.

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November 2015 Interview

Learn about: the ways patient-centered medical homes are changing care environments, the importance of involving patients in the creation of patient-centered medical homes and the outcomes that can be improved for patients as a result of patient-centered medical homes.

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November 2015 Interview

Learn about: the definition of patient-centered medical homes, the connection between patient-centered medical homes and acute care facilities and ways to implement a patient-centered medical home.

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August 2015 Interview

Learn about: the three main ways pathogens are spread in a healthcare facility, why infection control specialists and designers need to work as a team for best results and ​why more research is needed to determine the impact of specific design features on infection control.

 

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August 2015 Interview
Learn about: how communication plays a vital role in nurses’ daily responsibilities, which evidence-based design features support effective communication efforts and why improving communication can lead to best outcomes and impact a facility’s bottom line. 
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March 2015 Interview

Learn about: how patient rooms can flex to meet treatment requirements and increase capacity, why caregivers must work side by side with architects and designers and how a redesign of processes and staff work habits allows for an increase in efficiency.

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March 2015 Interview

Learn about: strategies that disrupt pathogen transmission, the numerous reasons that sink location is important and why post-occupancy evaluations by the design/architecture community are necessary.

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February 2015 Interview

Learn about: the barriers to good patient and provider communication, the ways designers and architects can improve patient and provider communication and the importance of involving patients in the design process.

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February 2015 Interview

Learn about: the key issues facing healthcare administration as a result of healthcare reform, forward-thinking strategies to manage the challenges associated with healthcare reform and the ways healthcare architects and designers can help envision future healthcare enterprises.

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January 2015 Interview

Learn about: the importance of articulating  investment decisions in the context of a return on investment, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services' pay-for-performance targets and opportunities to improve facilities as a result of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.