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October 2013 Webinar
Three units were analyzed including Critical Care, Medical Oncology and Obstetrics in order to track clinical behaviors and to identify opportunities for improvement for the newly designed space. The travel study indicated for all units measured that the time spent on value added care, the time spent on direct care, and the aisle effectiveness all increased from current to future state workflow and generally outperformed the national benchmarks for their corresponding unit types. Additionally, review the process and results of the post-occupancy evaluation.
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September 2013 Webinar
Patient falls are the most common adverse event reported in acute care settings, affecting from between 2% to 10% of annual hospital admissions. Patient falls cause increased morbidity, mortality, length of stay, and have significant cost impacts. One recent study examined the relationship of design factors in patient rooms to falls in 30 units in 15 hospitals. Results indicate key factors associated with higher numbers of falls, including multi-person rooms, shared toilet rooms, number and location of grab bars, and others. Explore the intrinsic and extrinsic factors on fall risk and the role design plays in mitigating these factors through real design solutions. 
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August 2013 Webinar
This webinar discusses how different modeling and simulation approaches best serve different goals. Learn how statistical methods allow models to be run over time and predict future needs for people, space and equipment. Virtual reality and full scale mockup methods allow a wider range of stakeholders to meaningfully participate throughout a design process, including during early design. Modeling and simulation can also support and amplify the impact of an EBD-based design program. 
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July 2013 Webinar
Want a glimpse into a scary and exciting future? An experienced architect and healthcare leader team up to provide their view of what is coming and how to prepare for it. In an era of rapid, disruptive, transparent change, they show you why you must move beyond today’s best practice to tomorrow’s next practice. They suggest 10 rules that will help you get there.
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June 2013 Webinar
For over 30 years, ambulatory care environments have been a major force in patient care delivery.  Today’s drivers of new technology, less invasive procedures, the Affordable Care Act, and consumer demands, are transforming these environments right out of the box. We are seeing new delivery model of specialized clinics in strip malls and even wellness campus providing a full spectrum of outpatient care and the Veteran Affairs developing the Medical Home and Telemedicine. And it is all happening with lightning speed. Outpatient surgeries have increased by two thirds since 2006. Nearly 75% of elective surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, and it is not stopping there.
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May 2013 Webinar
For the 2014 cycle of the Facility Guidelines Institute's health care design guidelines, a brand new volume is being developed for residential and senior living facilities; entitled the Guidelines for Residential Care Facilities: Design & Construction of Health, Care, and Support Facilities. This guideline includes nursing homes, hospice, assisted living, independent living, adult day care, and wellness/diagnostic facilities. The vetted approach to the guidelines is to provide design information, as well as parameters for Authorities Having Jurisdiction to evaluate and incorporate culture change and resident-centered approaches to the residential-based care. 
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April 2013 Webinar
Some estimates project Community Health Centers will need to invest between $10.5 - $13.1 billion in facility construction, renovation and expansions between now and 2015 to keep up with patient demand – what better time to think about how the design of those facilities can improve the patient experience and healthcare outcomes. In this panel discussion, four experts share unique perspectives, strategies and recommendations for healthcare providers considering renovation/remodel or new facility construction. 
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May 2013 Webinar
Positive distractions have been found to reduce stress and improve healthcare outcomes. However, research on this topic is generally lacking in certain pediatric settings. This webinar details recent studies that examined the effects of positive distraction interventions on pediatric patients and their families but used different methods in different settings. The in-depth findings and practical knowledge around the process of implementing two research studies is beneficial to researchers and designers.
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March 2013 Webinar
Can stress make you sick? Do the place and space around you affect your health? Discuss how the physical environment can affect emotions negatively or positively by triggering the brain’s stress or relaxation responses. This webinar helps healthcare providers judge how and when to apply mind-body therapies in conjunction with classical therapeutic approaches to maintain health, and assists healthcare designers to create spaces that support and facilitate healing. 
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October 2014 Webinar
MASS Design Group is committed to stretching the boundaries of what we expect our built environment to provide. Architecture can restrict people’s access to essential services, but in the process of working on buildings as far afield as Rwanda, the Dominican Republic of the Congo, and Haiti, design and the process of building can also generate systematic change, break the cycle of poverty, and radically improve people’s health, livelihood s and lives. This session outlines the work, process, and opportunities through which architects and designers can apply their skills for impact.