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Webinar
April 2022 Webinar

In this webinar, Sarah Markovitz will outline the prevailing healthcare noise challenge—the conflict of the need to bring people together who need frequent contact, and the resulting distracting noise. She will then outline the potential negative impacts of noise on staff performance, satisfaction, and well-being and offer insights and strategies for how to mitigate those negative impacts. Finally, she’ll share  innovative ideas for restorative, high-performing inpatient unit workspace design that benefits both patients and staff.  

Podcast
April 2022 Podcast

On Part 1 of today’s episode, Cheryl interviews Trisha Fong, Assoc. AIA, Senior Associate at e4h, Environments for Health Architecture. Trisha generously shines the spotlight on e4h’s 4wrd; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion initiative.

Slidecast
April 2022 Slidecast

Stroebel, R. J., Obeidat, B., Lim, L., Mitchell, J. D., Jasperson, D. B., & Zimring, C. (2021). The impact of clinic design on teamwork development in primary care. Health Care Management Review.

This study by Stroebel and colleagues looked at the relationship of clinic design, specifically co-location of staff, and teamwork in outpatient settings.

Slidecast
April 2022 Slidecast

Hybschmann, J., Topperzer, M. K., Gjærde, L. K., Born, P., Mathiasen, R., Sehested, A. M., Jennum, P. J., & Sørensen, J. L. (2021). Sleep in hospitalized children and adolescents: A scoping review. Sleep Medicine Reviews

This is a 2021 study by Hybschmann and colleagues. This is new from what we’ve done in our prior 5-minute summaries. This is a literature review, in this case a scoping review. A scoping review is a rigorous and systematic way to establish the scope of a body of literature (like the name implies). It establishes an evidence base without producing a summary answer to a specific research question like a systematic review.

Slidecast
April 2022 Slidecast

Beauvais, B., Richter, J. P., Kim, F. S., Palmer, E. L., Spear, B. L., Turner, R. C., (2021) A reason to renovate: The association between hospital age of plant and value-based purchasing performance. Health Care Management Review

There is a potential ROI for capital projects, which may have previously been unknown, ignored, or at least, not defined. The authors note that not every organization has the financial ability to fund capital projects, and the investments may cost more than the return associated solely with bonus payments from reimbursement.

Webinar
March 2022 Webinar

This webinar offers a unique opportunity to hear from esteemed thought leaders who will share their insights on how social determinants of health, community driven initiatives, health and wellness education, and the potential of positive influence through the design process.

 

Webinar
March 2022 Webinar

Due to this increased demand and wide acceptance of telemental health services, design and construction solutions need to adapt to the mass adoption of this platform. This webinar examines how behavioral health facilities can prepare for the future of mental healthcare delivery.  

Webinar
March 2022 Webinar

This webinar offers a case study of IU Health Bloomington Hospital. One of the main challenges of this project was creating a flexible space that was safe and secure, but highly focused on hospitality and positive patient environments. This team discussed the ideal vision for the unit with the client and through intentional communication and focused listening, a plan was developed by the staff which Guidon implemented into a program space and floor plan. Using 3D modeling and mock-up, the team developed a thorough understanding of the integrated case work.