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December 2017 Webinar
This webinar focuses on methods, tools, and inspiration for commissioning art in healthcare environments. The presenter discusses how to determine your art requirements, finding the right artist, managing RFPs for artwork, and using digital tools to streamline the commission workflow process.
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October 2017 Webinar
This webinar highlights the macro factors shaping these realities, along with an in-depth exploration of the various impacts of and opportunities for design. Remember doctor’s visits when you were growing up? The wooden tongue depressor. The well-worn stethoscope. As design harnesses digital, materials, and networking technologies, a very new health experience is just over the horizon. Proactive, lifestyle design, tracking real-time health data, non-invasive tools and custom “just for you” treatments based on your actual genome, are here. 
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October 2017 Webinar
This webinar will summarize the newest research evidence about how design can improve the delivery of team-based ambulatory care, discusses new metrics being delivered jointly between the Military Health System and Georgia Tech, and discusses how to design for a system with a wide spectrum of purpose-designed healthcare buildings and retrofits of older medical facilities.
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September 2017 Webinar
This webinar provides an overview of global green building trends, including benchmarks such as LEED v3 + v4 and BREEAM. The presenter delves into the building product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and product transparency via a variety of market based tools, all with a focus on energy and the impact on human health. Participants also hear about global green building trends in three different countries and various case studies.
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September 2017 Webinar
This webinar will share strategies for getting started, sustaining, and growing EBD within a firm. Design Researchers from a small and medium sized firm will share opportunities and challenges they encountered to describe lessons learned while launching an EBD initiative within their respective firms.  
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August 2017 Webinar
This webinar provides a roadmap for establishing a collaborative process that results in an effective and valued art program.
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August 2017 Webinar
This webinar will illustrate how the Sharp team created the new Ocean View Tower, a 170,000-square-foot, 138-bed hospital addition, to go beyond just good practice to a “hardwire the environment” scenario for zero harm to patients, visitors, and staff. The presenters describe the planning, design, and construction from each of their perspectives and share outcomes and critical lessons learned. 
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August 2017 Webinar
This webinar highlights Massachusetts General Hospital’s award-winning Lunder Building in Boston. Presenters share solutions from both the design side and the staff perspective that provide a more holistic approach to a reduction in noise disturbances and how this was achieved.
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July 2017 Webinar
During this webinar, Eileen and Lynn will provide an overview of the design team implications for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) three pay-for-performance programs, including the Hospital Readmissions Reduction , Hospital Value-based Purchasing, which includes Hospital Consumer Assessment of the Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program. The speakers will describe how architects, designers and facility managers have an important role in contributing to solutions that help owners achieve targeted outcomes.  
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June 2017 Webinar
This webianr explores how the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction documents are the design standards most often employed by medical planners, designers, and owners of hospitals and outpatient facilities. Learn how the 2018 revisions may affect the planning and design of new construction and major renovation projects. This webinar also reviews the “scrubbing” of the 2014 documents (e.g., removing outdated requirements, identifying best practice versus minimum requirements, and clearing up conflicts) and how cost/benefit analysis will be a factor in determining the final language.