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September 2016 Webinar
In this webinar explore how the drivers and domains of ACA are focused on patient-centered care, ability to improve quality, and reduce cost of care. In healthcare organizations, flooring represents a significant investment over the life-cycle of the facility, literally underpinning all healthcare delivery activities. 
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September 2016 Webinar
In this webinar explore how an interdisciplinary team of designers, clinicians and data analysts was tasked by Westchester Medical Center to conduct a feasibility study on a local hospital in order to assess the effectiveness of their current facilities and understand existing community perceptions, with the goal of creating a roadmap for future development after a potential merger. 
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August 2016 Webinar
This webinar will provide an overview of the evaluation methodology. The Health Quality Council of Alberta recently released a framework which is intended to be a guiding document to support the planning and evaluation of healthcare environment mock-ups from which an improved design process can result. 
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June 2016 Webinar
In this webinar presenters identify the risks in healthcare settings and how to reduce them – beyond what’s currently seen in the ER intake and biocontainment patient suites – by applying fundamental facility design principles related to biocontainment. 
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March 2016 Webinar
This webinar provides an introduction and overview of the newly published book entitled, Nurses as Leaders in Healthcare Design: A Resource for Nurses and Interprofessional Partners. The co-editors, Dr. Jaynelle Stichler and Kathy Okland, discuss nurses’ unique perspectives in the design process that are essential to ensuring project success. 
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September 2015 Webinar
This webinar will cover methodological insights from an ongoing Pre/Post Occupancy Evaluation of an Eye Center in Aurora, Colorado. Benefits of a collaborative participatory approach will be shared. We will cover our process of developing data collection methods appropriate for a blind and vision-impaired population, and related considerations when seeking HIPAA and IRB approvals. 
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March 2013 Webinar
In this webinar learn about the role of the FGI Guidelines in project design and development – What they are; who uses them; and why they are an important as a reference in project reviews, learn about the proposed change to the 2014 Guidelines – How your work will be affected and where to find the research/evidence to support “Access to Nature” in your next project, obtain an understanding of the “Environment of Care” concept – Its basis, components, and use in overall project design, and identify the Advocacy role of the Environmental Standards Council, how it supports the work of the Center for Health Design, and how you can participate.
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March 2013 Webinar
This webinar explores how to: become familiar with research that goes beyond the subjective evaluation of color, learn how lighting and color work together to enhance or create disharmony in the healthcare setting, gain confidence in applying color and see “best practice” examples of new projects, and learn about the aging eye and how this can impact safety.
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June 2015 Webinar
The Military Health System (MHS) includes over 300 Medical Centers, Hospitals and Clinics located worldwide on Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps installations. In 2011, the MHS began transforming its over 440 primary care practices within MTFs into the PCMH model of care and adopted NCQA PCMH standards to establish consistent Tri-Service operating principles, which the Uniformed Services used to develop MTF operating guidance. As a result, the MHS has been able to standardize business and clinical operational workflow, appointing/scheduling templates, staffing models, performance measures, goals and a capitated revised financing model.  
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May 2015 Webinar
This session will review information from the HCAHPS and Press Ganey Surveys to understand how reliably patient expectations related to room cleanliness are being met. These data help to identify the types of hospitals and patients that are most at risk for poor cleanliness reports. The webinar examines ways in which these perceptions are related to other organizational outcomes, including “positive word of mouth” and hospital-acquired infection scores. The session ends with a review of design considerations to facilitate room cleaning and improving patient perceptions of cleanliness.