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September 2018 Blog
Behavioral Health-Strategic Facility Design Innovations that Improve Treatment Outcomes, Safety and the Bottom Line

 

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Webinar
September 2018 Webinar
This webinar will reinforce your knowledge of long-standing requirements and provide insights into the newer provisions. Understanding regulatory codes is essential for the proper design of any health care facility and recent editions of the codes have introduced new requirements that offer additional design options.     
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Webinar
August 2018 Webinar
​ This webinar will highlight how patient data can be used in research, discuss the process of requesting and acquiring patient data, and explain how to conduct analyses to test design hypotheses. Patient-level medical records data has been a largely untapped resource in healthcare design research, despite its potential to help our field generate stronger evidence of the impact of design on patient outcomes.
EBD Journal Club
August 2018 EBD Journal Club
DuBose, J., MacAllister, L., Hadi, K. (2016). Exploring the Concept of Healing Spaces. HERD Health Environments Research & Design Journal, DOI: 10.1177/1937586716680567.
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July 2018 Webinar
This webinar will amply the importance of local, meaningful and indigenous artwork that contributes to the quality of life for residents and their care-giving staff.  Using a case study from rural Nebraska, this dialogue will capture the perspectives of the photographer, the architect and the provider as they share the impact that local art is having on residents and their engagement. 
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July 2018 Webinar
This webinar will trace the history of universal design, from its beginnings as a utopian concept in the world of physical objects and spaces, to the struggle for attainment through the often times contradictory Principles, to a practical reconceptualization in the world of emerging and evolving digital technologies. 
Executive Summary
July 2018 Executive Summary
This summary compiles the executive summaries of six Safety Risk Assessment Issue Briefs to provide a high-level overview of the latent conditions of the built environment and their related design categories found in the CHD SRA toolkit.
Webinar
June 2018 Webinar
This webinar explores how the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pursued a vision to develop a new pediatric patient care unit: one that would meet the requirements and licensure of an acute care unit, but would provide a safe and supportive environment for patients with a comorbid developmental, behavioral, or psychiatric diagnosis. 
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
Based on the project team’s expertise in behavioral health best practices, a recommendation to separate these populations was implemented. Follow-up data will be collected prior to the start of construction in the fall of 2018, and again once the new/renovated facility is in operation (projected for 2021). HDR is willing to share the research plan and design and baseline resident findings.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
When Northeast Georgia Health System decided in 2015 to build a new 100-bed hospital on a greenfield site in Braselton, they invited staff within their existing system to participate on the design team—many of whom would not go on to work in the new building.