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June 2013 Webinar
For over 30 years, ambulatory care environments have been a major force in patient care delivery.  Today’s drivers of new technology, less invasive procedures, the Affordable Care Act, and consumer demands, are transforming these environments right out of the box. We are seeing new delivery model of specialized clinics in strip malls and even wellness campus providing a full spectrum of outpatient care and the Veteran Affairs developing the Medical Home and Telemedicine. And it is all happening with lightning speed. Outpatient surgeries have increased by two thirds since 2006. Nearly 75% of elective surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, and it is not stopping there.
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June 2013 Webinar
With an unprecedented growth in clinic construction, clinic leaders across the nation increasingly recognize the potential benefits of an evidence-based clinic design approach in improving patient, staff, and organizational outcomes. However, knowledge gaps widely exist and knowledge sharing is impeded by the lack of a central information repository. The webinar will focus on the development and testing of a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) tool as well as a database for community health centers to enable building evaluation and sharing of findings. 
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Webinar
May 2013 Webinar
For the 2014 cycle of the Facility Guidelines Institute's health care design guidelines, a brand new volume is being developed for residential and senior living facilities; entitled the Guidelines for Residential Care Facilities: Design & Construction of Health, Care, and Support Facilities. This guideline includes nursing homes, hospice, assisted living, independent living, adult day care, and wellness/diagnostic facilities. The vetted approach to the guidelines is to provide design information, as well as parameters for Authorities Having Jurisdiction to evaluate and incorporate culture change and resident-centered approaches to the residential-based care. 
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April 2013 Webinar
Some estimates project Community Health Centers will need to invest between $10.5 - $13.1 billion in facility construction, renovation and expansions between now and 2015 to keep up with patient demand – what better time to think about how the design of those facilities can improve the patient experience and healthcare outcomes. In this panel discussion, four experts share unique perspectives, strategies and recommendations for healthcare providers considering renovation/remodel or new facility construction. 
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May 2013 Webinar
Positive distractions have been found to reduce stress and improve healthcare outcomes. However, research on this topic is generally lacking in certain pediatric settings. This webinar details recent studies that examined the effects of positive distraction interventions on pediatric patients and their families but used different methods in different settings. The in-depth findings and practical knowledge around the process of implementing two research studies is beneficial to researchers and designers.
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April 2013 Webinar
Twelve sponsoring health systems, representing 500 hospitals and 30 billion in purchasing, have kicked off the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a free, three-year initiative, where enrollees can build upon their proven environmental improvement strategies for cost savings and measured environmental improvements.  Learn about the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and be part of a growing movement of facilities and organizations that are working together create healthier environments and lead communities to a healthier future.
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Webinar
February 2013 Webinar
Today's healthcare system is no longer economically sustainable. As healthcare organizations transform themselves from a Single Aim (improved care) to a Triple Aim, including improved population health, and lower costs, the role of the built environment becomes even more important. As a hospital CEO for 26 years, Blair Sadler helps you to understand the new economics of healthcare and how your work in architecture and design is vital to success. You will learn a simple framework to help you calculate the economic return on investment of any design decision.
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Tool
August 2015 Tool
This Clinic Design Post Occupancy Evaluation Toolkit is self-administered and provides a way to collect a variety of data on the physical enviornment, subjective perception of users, and objective healthcare outcomes.
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Interview
May 2016 Interview

Learn about: the importance of cultural fit in choosing technology, the ways equipment and operational conversations go hand-in-hand, and planning for today while looking toward the future.

Tool
August 2015 Tool
Developed through extensive review of research, surveys, site tests, and review and validation by expert advisory council members, this standard set of evidence-based design checklists and post-occupancy evaluation (POE) tools can be used by interior designers to apply research to healthcare design projects and to conduct post-occupancy evaluations of three types of hospital patient rooms: adult medical-surgical, adult intensive care, and maternity care.