Impacting Health Care: Green Codes & Guidelines
|Thursday, April 26 2012||9:00 AM Eastern||8:00 AM Central||7:00 AM Mountain||6:00 AM Pacific|
- Understand difference between Healthcare Guidelines & Code.
- Understand changes in sustainability code for healthcare.
- Realize the immediate impacts to healthcare design with the adoption of green building codes.
- Provide references and resources on sustainability codes and guidelines.
JSR Associates, INC.
Jane Rohde is the principal/founder of JSR Associates, Inc., a senior living and healthcare consulting firm providing client focus groups for creative program and care model development, innovative master-planning strategies, and design services based on evidence based research, sustainable design principles, and resident-centered programming. She sits on the Environmental Standards Council, a Center for Health Design committee, the ASHRAE 189.3 committee and the 2014 revision committee for the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. Jane chairs the Senior Living Sustainability Guide® committee that has completed a sustainability guide for senior living projects.
TLC Engineering for Architecture
Michael Sheerin is a Principal with TLC Engineering for Architecture, a national top 20, full service engineering firm headquartered in Orlando, Florida with over 320 staff. He serves as the Director of Healthcare Engineering for TLC, leading their design, planning and marketing efforts. He has focused solely on healthcare facility design since joining TLC in 1995. Michael is a graduate of the City College of New York with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. He is a mechanical engineer licensed in multiple states, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Retail Centers for Healthcare
|Thursday, April 26 2012||11:00 AM Eastern||10:00 AM Central||9:00 AM Mountain||8:00 AM Pacific|
As a response to changes in reimbursement structures, a surge is expected in Ambulatory design & construction. Contributing to this is a shift that moves all but the highest acuity levels out of the hospital, changes that focuses on a wellness model and a response to the baby boomer generation’s expectations for preventative care rather than treatment-focused care. The ambulatory growth trend is moving toward community based care facilities with retail center convenience. Community health centers tend to be more culturally sensitive to their clientele as well as more accessible to a wide variety of patients. Outpatient services will continue to pop up in small retail centers; will become part of large healthcare malls and the services in ambulatory settings will become more retail inclusive. Convenient retail components that address the consumer’s needs and draw non-healthcare traffic to these facilities are also being seen.
- Understand the trends influencing the shift in healthcare that are driving a change in facility typology
- Explore through case study examples alternate approaches seen in the marketplace and the success factors for each
- Recognize how the retail approach to healthcare can provide a stronger connection to the community
- Identify how design of retail centers in healthcare is a strategy of a hospital’s brand development
Jocelyn M. Stroupe, AAHID, IIDA, ASID, EDAC
As Cannon Design’s Director of Healthcare Interiors and with more than 25 years of experience, Jocelyn effectively connects planning, programming, branding and facility management with cohesive, comforting interior design. She excels at working with clients to achieve optimistic interiors that create a positive experience for patients, family and staff.
Integrating the Process: Architecture – Operations - Technology
|Thursday, April 26, 2012||1:00 PM Eastern||12:00 PM Central||11:00 AM Mountain||10:00 AM Pacific|
In order to effectively integrate technology in new design projects, the design community must use a thoughtful, methodical, and intentional planning process. The process must involve incorporating key IT, clinical, biomedical and facilities representatives into the design process to appropriately prioritize technology investments. Alignment of the IT vision and the clinical vision will maximize productivity, reduce demands, promote safety, and improve the quality of care. A decision-making body and process must be established to enable timely response to the rapid changes in technology that are now a normal part of daily life.
- Learn how integrating the design of technology systems and clinical informatics into the construction process improves project outcomes and patient care delivery.
- Identify key stakeholders and successful strategies for building a collaborative “Technology Steering/Governance Committee” to drive decision-making, fiscal responsibility, and clinical accountability.
- Discuss emerging technologies and clinical applications that are changing the way healthcare is delivered.
- Identify resources to maintain a current forecast for the future of healthcare technology, the future of the healthcare delivery system, and the impact it is having on clinical operations.
Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN
Vice President, Informatics
Joyce Sensmeier is Vice President of Informatics for HIMSS, the largest U.S. not-for-profit healthcare association focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology. HIMSS represents more than 31,000 individual members, 470 corporate members and 30 not-for-profit organizations that share its cause-based mission.
Sensmeier joined HIMSS as the Director of Professional Services in 2000. In her current role she is responsible for the areas of clinical informatics, standards, interoperability, privacy and security. Sensmeier became Board Certified in Nursing Informatics in 1996, earned the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems in 2002, and achieved HIMSS fellowship status in 2005. She is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She previously served at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Illinois as a nursing coordinator leading clinical information system implementations.
Debbie Gregory RN, BSN
Senior Clinical Consultant
SSR Technology Group
Debbie Gregory is a registered nurse and interior designer. Debbie is Co-founder and President of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design and is currently the Senior Clinical Consultant for Communication and Technology Services at Smith, Seckman, Reid, Inc. She has 26 years experience in nursing as a clinician, healthcare consultant and entrepreneur.
Infection Control vs. Sustainability in a Healthcare Environment
|Thursday, April 26, 2012||3:00 PM Eastern||2:00 PM Central||1:00 PM Mountain||12:00 PM Pacific|
Despite advances such as the Green Guide for Healthcare, the tension between sustainable initiatives and best practices still exists in healthcare. Many healthcare institutions have a side array of chemicals present in their facilities that are hazardous to patients and staff as well as the environment. Many of these toxins, such as phthalates, heavy metals and semi-volatile organic compounds, have been in use for so long that medical personnel are unaware of the dangers they pose.
This presentation will identify some of these toxic chemicals and the potential risks associated with them. In addition to an awareness of these dangers, attendees will be provided with alternative practices that are less hazardous for both people and the environment. The efficacy of antimicrobials will be explored, based upon the latest research. Current research on the use of copper and silver will be addressed as well.
- Learn about the chemical hazards that exist in the typical healthcare environment.
- Learn about the risk these chemicals pose to medical personnel, patients and the environment.
- Identify ways to implement alternative strategies that are environmentally friendly and safe for staff and patients.
- Learn about the latest research to improve infection control without harming the environment.
Janet Kobylka, IIDA, AAHID, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate, Healthcare
Janet is a Senior Associate for HOK and she has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and commercial design. She has worked on numerous healthcare projects in the US and Asia. She has been a judge for Best of NeoCon, Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase, and NCIDQ. She is a founding member of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers and is an emeriti member of the AAHID Board of Regents. Janet has both the evidence-based design (EDAC) and sustainability (LEED AP BD+C) credentials. She believes strongly in the ability of the healthcare environment to empower the mind and spirit of the patient to facilitate the healing process. Her work in healthcare design is a reflection of this philosophy.
Debi Fuller, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Green Advantage Certified
Senior Interior Designer, Sustainable Knowledge Leader-Dallas
Debi is one of HOK’s Sustainable Knowledge Leaders, with extensive experience in sustainable design and LEED documentation. She has over 28 years of experience in corporate, commercial and institutional interior design. She advises both architecture and interior teams on sustainability with her in-depth knowledge of sustainable strategies, materials and resources. Debi was one of ten professionals to write the USGBD LEED CI 2.0 exam, has served on the USGBC North Texas Chapter Board of Directors, and served as the 2008-2009 Director of Sustainability for the North Texas Chapter of IIDA.