Evidence-based Design

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Where Operations And Design Meet

August 12, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Even the best operational models can achieve new levels of success if supported by the right built environment. A recent study captures lots of potential for fall prevention, but what if such initiatives were paired with proven evidence-based design solutions?
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Transplant Programs Find A New Host Within Cedars-Sinai

August 11, 2014     Brandon R. Guzman
When transplanting its transplant programs, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tasked designers with creating a space for consolidated services that improved the patient experience and increased staff collaboration.
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Research Brief: More Daylight Means Healthier And Happier Nurses

August 7, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Summer 2014 issue
A recent study demonstrates how more daylight can have positive health effects on staff, in addition to patients, in healthcare environments.
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PHOTO TOUR: Legacy ER

July 25, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new Legacy ER in Allen, Texas, opened in November 2013.
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Designing Abroad: Cultural Considerations In Evidence-Based Design

July 7, 2014     Bonny Slater
In the final installment of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, Perkins+Will’s Bonny Slater discusses the need for more studies that can be applied and adapted on a global scale.
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Evaluating Post-Occupancy Evaluations

July 7, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
How do healthcare designers know if their carefully planned design solutions actually accomplished intended goals for improved patient care delivery? Post-occupancy evaluations are one way to answer that question.
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Can Different Architectural Forms Influence Patient Behavior?

June 26, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Researchers from Texas Tech and HKS look at how contours may affect patients and their overall experience. The results will be shared at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference.
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Designing Abroad: How Sustainability Is Making An Impact In The Middle East

June 17, 2014     James Atkinson
In part one of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, HDR’s James Atkinson looks at how extreme climate, solar energy, and the desire for better healing environments are driving sustainable solutions overseas.
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6 Steps To Integrate Research Into Healthcare Design

June 3, 2014     Upali Nanda and Tom Harvey
Using research in the design process can help achieve desired outcomes. Here are six steps to get you started.
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Evidence-based Design Origins

May 20, 2014     Debra Levin
After decades of research to shape healthcare design, a look back at where the evidence-based movement started serves as a reminder for how far the industry has come.
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Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

April 25, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, completed in November 2013, reflects the ideals of the patients it serves and raises the bar for military healthcare facility design.
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Take Five With Sheila Bosch

April 22, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The director of healthcare research at Gresham, Smith and Partners and The HCD 10 Researcher of the Year discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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Research Brief: Patient Visibility And ICU Mortality

April 3, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Winter 2014 issue
A recent study confirms that patient outcomes are affected by patient room visibility for caregivers in the ICU environment.
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Designing Outdoor Spaces To Fit Specific Patient Populations

April 1, 2014     Clare Cooper Marcus and Naomi A. Sachs
From an acute care setting to a behavioral health center, tailored approaches to landscape architecture that answer the needs of different patients can facilitate healing and keep them safe.
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Owner’s POV: Gary Constantino, Catholic Health System

March 13, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The corporate director for Catholic Health System’s office of facility planning, design, construction, and property management (Buffalo, N.Y.) expands on how Catholic Health designs its facilities to best address the system’s biggest service priorities.
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