Quality Care

Risk Assessment as Standard Work in Design

November 15, 2013     Patricia W. Morrill, PMP, EDAC

Realistic Expectations for Evidence-Based Projects

December 5, 2012     by D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC
D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC

The Environment of Inpatient Healthcare Delivery and Its Influence on the Outcome of Care

December 5, 2012     by Margaret O'Connor, DN; Anthony O'Brien, PhD; Melissa Bloomer, MN(Hons); Julia Morphett, MN(Ed); Louise Peters, PhD; Helen Hall, MMid; Arlene Parry, MEd; Katrina Recoche, MN; Susan Lee, PhD; and Ian Munro, PhD

Effects of Nursing Unit Spatial Layout on Nursing Team Communication Patterns, Quality of Care, and Patient Safety

December 5, 2012     by Ying Hua, PhD; Franklin Becker, PhD; Teri Wurmser, PhD, MPH, RN; Jane Bliss-Holtz, DNSc, RN-BC; and Christine Hedges, PhD, RN

The Definitive Guide to Emergency Department Operational Improvement Quality Matters: Solutions for a Safe and Efficient Emergency Department

May 15, 2012     Frank Zilm, FAIA, FACHA
Quality Matters: Solutions for a Safe and Efficient Emergency Department. (2009). Shari J. Welch. Oak Park, IL: Joint Commission Resources (Softcover). The Definitive Guide to Emergency Department Operational Improvement. (2011). Jody Crane and Chuck Noon. New York, NY: CRC Press.  

Transformational Change is Collaborative

May 15, 2012     Constance A. Harmsen, PhD, RN, MS, MHA, FACHE, EDAC, Chief Executive Officer and Kathleen R. Krusie, FACHE, CEO
Designing and building a new hospital or a major renovation represents a rare opportunity in the professional life of a chief executive officer (CEO). Within the organizational change and leadership literature, the CEO is often cited as vitally important to achieve significant change (Bass, 1985,...

C-Suite Executives: Leading the Design Process From Vision to Post-Occupancy

May 15, 2012     Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, EDAC, FACHE, FAAN

Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor's Checklists Can Help Us Change Health Care From the Inside Out

October 31, 2011     Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN, Reviewed
Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor's Checklists Can Help Us Change Health Care From the Inside Out. (2010). Peter Pronovost & Eric Vohr. New York, NY: Plume. Paperback, 304 pages. ISBN 978-0452296862.

A Framework for Evaluating Evidence in Evidence-Based Design

June 23, 2011     Debajyoti Pati, PhD, MASA, FIIA, LEED®AP
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Hospital Room Design and Health Outcomes of the Aging Adult

February 15, 2011     Susan Garzon Lorenz, DrNP, RN and H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN

Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being

February 15, 2011     Erin Peavey, LEED AP, Reviewer
Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being. (2009). Esther Sternberg, MD. Cam-bridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Hardcover, 352 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-674-03336-8. Paperback: $12.53; hardcover: $34.34.

Healthful Environments for Hospitalized Infants

February 15, 2011     Anna Marshall-Baker, PhD, FIDEC
The central feature of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is the infant incubator, a piece of medical equipment that has remained relatively unchanged in its basic design since the 1940s. Infant incubators are designed by manufacturers whose product lines range from sophisticated diagnostic...
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