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October 2018 Webinar
Quality healthcare is not explicitly synonymous with efficiency, but Intermountain Healthcare is determined to deliver both. Hear how the largest healthcare provider in Utah has taken its knowledge and application of Lean principles to plant the seeds to take the system to a new level. Park City Medical Center and the Cottonwood Clinic will be offered as case studies and described in terms of process, planning, and tools used to affect change. A thorough discussion of quantifiable, initial outcomes, including how design solutions have impacted change across an entire health system, will be discussed.
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October 2018 Webinar
Born out of a vision from renowned child psychiatrist and human geneticist Dr. Matthew State, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Child, Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building will be the first-ever UCSF facility for both pediatric and adult psychiatric patients and one of the first facilities in the U.S. to integrate the neurosciences with traditional psychiatry for child, adolescent and adult patient populations. The integration of these diverse disciplines under one roof will create a hub for research and training to advance the normalization, prevention and treatment of mental illness.
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September 2018 Webinar
We all know that the family unit paradigm has changed and healthcare delivery services have changed. People are living longer while experiencing wide ranges of health issues. Caring for aging parents or family members with degenerative diseases is commonplace. The demands placed on the home to provide a safe haven that promotes wellness and independence is a growing and very under-answered need. Home healthcare is one of the rapidly growing industries helping with daily living, but within the design community, there remains a gap.
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September 2018 Webinar
Describe the current threat of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the challenges they pose to patient health. Explore technologies, materials, and planning strategies for reducing occurrences of HAIs through design. Identify material choices that perform best for cleanability, as tested within a prototype room. Learn how infection prevention professionals analyze and substantiate the effectiveness of design interventions to improve infection prevention.
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September 2018 Webinar
View patient handling from a systems perspective with a focus on patient and staff safety. Learn about Successful safe patient handling/mobility programs and the design that supports those programs Understand the materials and equipment systems needed to support the design Obtain best practices and key success factors through case studies
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September 2018 Webinar
Join us to hear of a systems approach to enhance medication safety using Human Factors strategies. Specifically, the webinar will highlight various considerations, evaluation strategies, and previously completed projects, which aim to optimize tasks being performed, information and equipment used, and the design of environments for individuals involved in the medication use process.
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September 2018 Webinar
Understanding regulatory codes is essential for the proper design of any health care facility and recent editions of the codes have introduced new requirements that offer additional design options. This webinar will reinforce your knowledge of long-standing requirements and provide insights into the newer provisions.    
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August 2018 Webinar
​Patient-level medical records data has been a largely untapped resource in healthcare design research, despite its potential to help our field generate stronger evidence of the impact of design on patient outcomes. This webinar will highlight how patient data can be used in research, discuss the process of requesting and acquiring patient data, and explain how to conduct analyses to test design hypotheses.
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July 2018 Webinar
Art and photography can contribute to a positive, engaging experience for residents and their families.  This webinar will amply the importance of local, meaningful and indigenous artwork that contributes to the quality of life for residents and their care-giving staff.  Using a case study from rural Nebraska, this dialogue will capture the perspectives of the photographer, the architect and the provider as they share the impact that local art is having on residents and their engagement. Learn how this approach can translate to meaningful art programs for other unique populations and communities. Finally learn the importance of art and photography as part of the design process.
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July 2018 Webinar
Specialized designs and technologies, often mandated by the ADA Accessibility Standards, are inadequate to meet the needs and abilities of older adults.  In contrast, universal design is an appropriate, but underused strategy for design for aging.  On the one hand, universal design is seen as merely another name for specialized designed, while on the other hand, it has been dismissed as an unattainable utopian panacea.  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. The webinar will describe what UD is and what it is not; why it’s potential to be a panacea for design for aging is unattainable in the physical world from which it emerged, and how it is poised to become a reality and fulfill its promise through the world of digital technologies.