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May 2018 Webinar
The “smart” building, one that uses a building management system to monitor and adjust HVAC and other systems to make the building more energy-efficient, has become a well-recognized and expected part of new healthcare construction. But can the smart building become even smarter? Can it be integrated with other technologically driven systems to be not just a smart building but a clinically smart building? In this session, presenters will explore how the Internet of Things and clinical systems can work together to positively impact clinical operations and patient experiences.  
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April 2018 Webinar
Microhospitals have become popular in many areas as a solution to help health systems grow market share and deliver greater value. Microhospitals require a clear strategy, a sound operational model, and a clinical support plan in order to be successful. The potential for a significant impact on a health system’s future in response to the changing economics and clinical delivery of healthcare is exciting. This session will share experiences in planning microhospitals, discuss key operational areas, and illustrate clinical innovations that would support this model.
EBD Journal Club
April 2018 EBD Journal Club
Nanda, U., Rybkowski, Z., Pati, S., Nejati, A. (2017). A Value Analysis of Lean Processes in Target Value Design and Integrated Project Delivery.  HERD Health Environments Research & Design Journal, ​doi/full/10.1177/1937586716670148. 
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April 2018 Webinar
Adolescence can be a tumultuous time in one’s life. Mental health conditions often surface during this stage, and it may be the first time that some patients enter an inpatient behavioral health unit. How can design best support this patient population that is transitioning from childhood to adulthood? Learn how a design team utilized research, Lean processes, and innovation to solve the challenges of this unique patient population for the 27-bed Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit in Tacoma, Wash. Find out how design can support a seclusion- and restraint-free care model and how pushing beyond the conventions of behavioral healthcare design was achieved.
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May 2013 Webinar
Among the icons of healthcare planning and design, the odyssey of Jim and Lari Diaz of KMD Architects coincides with 50 years of “radical transformation.” Their careers have been nurtured by a culture of inquiry that fostered innovation and creative approaches to meet ever-evolving industry needs resulting from social changes, cultural revolutions and advances in medicine and technology. In this session, Jim and Lari look back over the past 50 years and describe the chemistry between them and their accomplishments.
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March 2018 Webinar
This webinar will focus on an exploratory approach to the role of Evidence-Based Design in the rural healthcare setting.  Haddox will present the observations, conversations, participatory research methods, and thought processes that led him to explore how the delivery of healthcare in his largely rural native West Virginia might be improved through a focus on the physical facilities.  He will describe research projects that examine the barriers to care in these rural areas, including his approach to engaging stakeholders to gather data, some upcoming projects in the works with special healthcare needs populations, and a larger framework for interdisciplinary research in the rural health care setting. 
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March 2018 Webinar
Imagine if your challenges in creating person-centered environments were removed. Using evidence-based design principles to support your decisions as part of the planning and programming process is a practical way of supporting residents in existing and new settings.  This webinar will discuss various environmental challenges including fall risk, infection control, wayfinding, spatial relationships, access to the outdoors, lighting, incontinence and wandering.
EBD Journal Club
February 2018 EBD Journal Club
Patterson, E., Sanders, E., Sommerich, C. Lavender, S. Li, Jing, Evans, K. (2017).  Meeting Patient Expectations During Hospitalization: A Grounded Theoretical Analysis of Patient-Centered Room Elements. HERD Health Environments Research & Design Journal, doi/10.1177/1937586717696700.
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February 2018 Webinar
This webinar will offer an overview in the latest thinking about lighting and its impact. Since there have been so many presentations, magazine articles, and research studies on the circadian (24-hour body clock) side of Human Centric Lighting (HCL), the presenter will briefly touch upon these concepts to set context. More importantly, this this program will focus on the non-circadian side of lighting, which almost nobody in the lighting industry communicates about and, in many applications, is more important than circadian. HCL 1.0 is circadian. HCL 2.0 includes improved visual lighting quality. HCL 3.0 includes non-circadian concepts, such as people taking anti-depressants, migraine headaches, autism, dyslexia, etc. For HCL 3.0 there are many more pathways than the commonly touted eye to suprachiasmatic nucleus.
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February 2018 Webinar
In this interactive webinar, attendees will explore an expanded view of patient experience and the current State of Patient Experience shared via The Beryl Institute’s 2017 study. The presenter will also dig into what ultimately influences experience and how it impacts all we aspire to achieve in healthcare.   In elevating the human experience at the heart of healthcare we cannot overlook the needs of all voices engaged and the place in which experience occurs. Ultimately our conversation will engage us in why environment matters to patient experience and what we can do to ensure this remains central to our work in healthcare.