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December 2017 Webinar
Artists and design professionals are working collaboratively across the globe to create amazing art projects in healthcare environments that energize, soothe, and provide positive distractions. Commissioned art projects are created in collaboration with the client and design team for the space. Across industries these projects are beautifying and transforming the places in which we live, work, play, and heal. 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
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. Together they are leading us to “stage zero” detection and treatment which has the potential to double or better the lifespan of every first-world citizen. This webinar highlights the macro factors shaping these realities, along with an in-depth exploration of the various impacts of and opportunities for design.  
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October 2017 Webinar
The Military Health System is moving all primary care to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care within a spectrum of purpose-designed healthcare buildings and retrofits of older medical facilities. The goal is to achieve better experience of care, per capita cost, population health, and overall readiness. This session summarizes 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
Over the last decade, design research for healthcare practice has become a valuable in-house commodity used to inform planning and design. For most firms, it is no longer a question of whether to practice Evidencebased Design (EBD), but rather how to. Many firms with limited resources turn to outside research consultants and materials shared by large firm's research departments. How can these firms more closely integrate EBD into their practice through internal initiatives? This webinar shares strategies for getting started, sustaining, and growing EBD within a firm. Design researchers from a small and medium sized firm 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
Collaboration is the key to outstanding healthcare art programs that meet both individual facility goals and create integrated visual experiences. In fact, the most successful projects are those in which you cannot tell where the architect’s/designer’s job ended and the art consultant’s job began. 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
Sharp HealthCare San Diego, with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Magnet recognition, and Planetree designation, is bringing the High Reliability Organization (HRO) concept to its operations as part of the ongoing journey of performance improvements. This case study webinar illustrates 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
Noise remains one of the top complaints by patients and the cause can come from many different sources. Current design standards influence background noise levels including HVAC systems, walls that separate rooms, sound isolating performance of doors, vibration levels, and intrusive noise from the outside. 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
After almost fifteen years of incremental healthcare reform legislation, reimbursement practices are beginning to shift from volume-based, fee-for-service payments to payments based on the quality of care received by patients. The presenters provide an overview of the design team implications for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) three pay-for-performance programs. They also 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
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.