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COMING SOON

The Center is introducing new resources-and a
new awards program-to further support project
planning and honor efforts in evidence-based
design By Debra Levin

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HE CENTER FOR Health Design has been busy this year,

working on developing a variety of new tools and resources for design professionals to optimize the design and operation of healthcare buildings. The goal
is to identify solutions that best support patients and
families, increase staff satisfaction, and improve safety and efficiency. This fall marks the launch of several
new resources to further support these efforts:
Healthcare in the Home. The latest update to The Center's Design
Insights and Strategies Tool is now available, thanks to a generous multiyear grant from the Angelo Donghia Foundation, which supports causes in interior design,
education, and AIDS research. The online tool
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
offers interactive diagrams of healthcare spacRELATED TO HOME
es, giving users the ability to select evidenceHEALTHCARE DESIGN
based design (EBD) features, and view research
that supports those solutions (for example, see
WILL BE RELEASED BY THE
how a specific layout of an exam room patient
CENTER OVER THE NEXT
zone has been proven to facilitate better communication between patient and physician).
FIVE YEARS.
Existing tools focus on the medical/surgical
patient room, ICU patient room, maternity
care patient room, and primary care exam room. This newest addition-
Healthcare in the Home-is the first of multiple home spaces being researched by The Center's research team. Additional resources related to
home healthcare design will be released over the next five years through
continued support from the Angelo Donghia Foundation. The tool is
available at www.healthdesign.org/insights-solutions/design-insightsstrategies-tool.

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Safety Risk Assessment Tool. Also available on The Center's website, this resource is
the online version of the Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit. It's designed to help design
teams proactively identify and mitigate built
environment conditions that could adversely
affect patient and worker safety in healthcare
environments and supports the 2014 Facility Guidelines Institute's Guidelines for Design
and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient
Facilities. The web-based version allows users to input facility data to view risk potential.
Instructional videos provide answers to questions and offer tips, and a safe design roadmap
is available to help leadership teams implement strategies to ensure their projects are focused on critical measures. The SRA feature
provides a step-by-step process and can be used
to promote team discussion early in the planning, programming, and design phases. The resource will be available online in fall.
Evidence-Based Design Touchstone
Awards. The Center is launching a new awards
program to recognize the EBD process in
healthcare design. The new Evidence-Based
Design Touchstone Awards are a next step
to the EDAC program and the progression of
EBD in our industry. Through this program,
The Center will recognize the use of EBD in the
pursuit of increasing value and improving outcomes, with awards given to projects that show
exemplary achievement in collaboration, evaluation, and sharing. Submissions are now being
accepted through Sept. 15, and the first awards
will be given at The Center's VIP reception at
the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in
Orlando this November. Find more information and the submission form at www.healthdesign.org.
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements
coming in the next few months as we gear up for
our 25th anniversary celebration in 2018. 
Debra Levin is president and CEO of The Center for
Health Design. She can be reached at D L E V I N @
H E A LT H D E S I G N . O R G .


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - September 2017

Healthcare Design - September 2017
Contents
Editorial
The HCD 10
From the Publisher
Class Project
5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Making Room for Wound Care
First Look
Breath of Fresh Air
Engineering Winds of Change
Product Spotlight Wayfinding
The Center
Face Time
HCD Expo 2017
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover2
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Contents
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The HCD 10
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - From the Publisher
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 12
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Class Project
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 14
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 15
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Making Room for Wound Care
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - First Look
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Breath of Fresh Air
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Engineering Winds of Change
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Product Spotlight Wayfinding
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The Center
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Face Time
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover3
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover4
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - HCD Expo 2017
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