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AIA Seattle Healthcare Design Conference Resource Materials 

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Healthcare Public Spaces   16.46MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-28-2012
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Incorporating Evidence-Based Design Into Everyday Life   2.35MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-28-2012
These topics will be addressed in the context of practitioner-focused facility evaluation (PFE). Facility evaluation will be defined relative to other types of design research and examples of the types of facility evaluations will be provided. The presenter will discuss the roles of evaluation team members and describe the contents of a sample PFE. 1. Obtain a thorough understanding of the definition of evidence-based design. 2. Understand the usefulness and limitations of research in design 3. Become acquainted with techniques for evaluating the quality of design research. 4. Understand the impact of evidence-based design on return on investment. These topics will be addressed in the context of practitioner-focused facility evaluation (PFE). Facility evaluation will be defined relative to other types of design research and examples of the types of facility evaluations will be provided. The presenter will discuss the roles of evaluation team members and describe the contents of a sample PFE.
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The Research Based Practices   399K   1 version
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Architects who want to engage in available research to inform their work today have difficulty in locating or deciphering useful knowledge that goes beyond the basic ‘healing environment’ and ‘patient satisfaction’ and a few safety-oriented studies. Architects today seek evidence related to design strategies that make a difference in patient outcomes, staff effectiveness and efficiency, new health reform practice models and patient and staff safety. This presentation will show how the evidence based design movement is rapidly evolving to increase rigor and topical breadth to enable architects design more relevant healthcare facilities. It will provide an overview of relevant research being done currently, research being advocated, and most importantly, emerging tools to make knowledge and data accessible to busy practicing healthcare architects.
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On A High Wire   2.81MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-28-2012
The Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Center for Health and Healing (CHH) building in Portland, Oregon, is the first LEED Platinum certified health care facility in the country. As an internationally recognized project among the urban landscape, the building sets new standards in the design industry. Although a number of publications have focused on the building’s design innovations, none have systematically analyzed the impacts of the different sustainable strategies employed on the building operation, energy use, as well as occupants comfort and well-being. This session intends to fill this current knowledge gap by providing a comprehensive analysis of the building systems based on their isolated as well as their synergetic performance. The presentation will provide building designers and owners a clear vision of the impact of these strategies on the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. It will also provide evidence-based design guidelines for the application of these strategies in green buildings of the future.
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Managing Lean at Jefferson Healthcare   10.92MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-29-2012
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MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital   1020K   1 version
Uploaded - 03-29-2012

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