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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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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.

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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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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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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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January 2015 Interview

Learn about: the ways facilities can maximize reimbursements in light of healthcare reform mandates, the important work architects and designers can do to help with the implications of the Affordable Care Act and tools and resources that are available to help understand the connection between design and outcomes.

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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.