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Mental and Behavioral Health Environments: Measurement of Building Performance

Author(s): Shepley, M. M., Watson, A., Pitts, F., Garrity, A., Spelman, E., Fronsman, A., Kelkar, J.

Designing Team Rooms for Collaboration In The Outpatient Clinics

Author(s): DuBose, J., Lim, L., Westlake, R.
Healthcare systems in the U.S. are gradually shifting from “episodic” care delivered in silos to more team-oriented and coordinated approaches. Ambulatory care environments in particular are adopting the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, which is an integrated, team-based model designed to optimize treatment and management of patients.
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Hospital Rooms and Patients’ Well-being: Exploring Modeling Variables

Author(s): Devlin, A. S., Andrade, C.

The Value Analysis of Lean Processes in Target Value Design and Integrated Project Delivery

Author(s): Nanda, U., Rybkowski, Z., Pati, S., Ai, D., Kalyanaraman, N., Nejati, A.
Integrated project delivery (IPD) is a project delivery method that integrates systems, people, business models, and practices in order to optimize project results and maximize efficiency. IPD is also characterized by early involvement of key participants, collaborative decision-making, and liability waivers.
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Comparative Analysis of Hospital Energy Use: Pacific Northwest and Scandinavia (Final Report)

Author(s): Burpee, H., McDade, E.

An Investigation of Noncompliant Toilet Room Designs for Assisted Toileting

Author(s): Sanford, J., Bosch, S. J.

An investigation of noncompliant toilet room designs for assisted toileting

Author(s): Sanford, J., Bosch, S. J.
The American Disability Association created the Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) in 1991 to address the needs of the physically disabled population.  A large percentage of the U.S. population requires assistance for daily routine activities, whether it be the aging population or those with conditions that limit mobility, such as arthritis, stroke, or poor balance.
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Understanding the Role of Hospital Design on the Psychological Trauma of Hospitalization for Children

Author(s): Cartland, J.
The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly, Children’s Memorial Hospital) has gone through many transformations since its founding in a small North Side cottage 130 years ago. Lurie Children’s recently executed one of the most significant transformations in its history. It moved into a replacement facility, leaving its historic home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and moving near its academic partner, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in the Streeterville neighborhood.
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Environmental Correlates of Safety and Efficiency in Emergency Departments

Author(s): Pati, D., Harvey, T. E., Vincent, D., Evans, J., Pati, S., Bazuin, D., Derr, M. A.
Whether from professional or governmental institutions or from the popular press, stories abound of the challenges EDs (emergency departments) face (Berger, 2006). Every day, EDs have to treat an ever-rising number of patients coming through their doors, many of whom have highly complex conditions.
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Achieving EBD Goals Through Flooring Selection & Design

Author(s): Nanda, Upali, Malone, Eileen, Joseph, Anjali