2017 PDC Summit

Start Date: Mar 12, 2017 ‐ End Date: Mar 15, 2017


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Standard: $295.00

Sessions

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Codes and Standards: Nursing Homes and Skilled Care Units

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 7:00am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 8:00am

Identification: 1761

Credits: None available.

The nursing home has been around a long time. As a building type, the nursing home falls under the jurisdiction of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities (FGI 2014), but nursing homes have different applicable standards. This forum will review the applicable codes, explore case studies, and discuss improvements to the codes that regulate the design for nursing homes or skilled care units.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquaint attendees with the code and design implementation strategies for different regions of the country.
  • Familiarize participants with code and licensing requirements.
  • Examine relevant case studies to determine common code characteristics of nursing homes.
  • Illustrate the tools needed to create code compliant nursing homes that also match the business strategy for the client.

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Standard: $30.00

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Emerging Professionals: The Next Generation of Design and Engineering Professionals

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 7:00am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 8:00am

Identification: 1762

Credits: None available.

This forum will engage the next generation of health care design leaders and equip them to advance the health care built environment. Join the conversation about and with the next generations of professionals in the field. The Emerging Professionals Forum is intended to provide a setting to spur on interaction between future leaders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss similarities and differences among the generations and identify barriers and opportunities for harnessing each generation within a team.
  • Identify issues relevant to developing future leaders in health care design.
  • Discuss how emerging design professionals can contribute to the professional dialogue in health care architecture, engineering, and research.
  • Evaluate resources available to emerging professionals in health care design.

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Standard: $30.00

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OPENING SESSION, AWARDS & KEYNOTE: Up Close and Very Personal with Ann Compton: A Look at Past Administrations and What's Ahead for the New One

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 9:30am

Identification: 1792

Credits: None available.

For over 40 years, the award-winning former ABC News’ White House correspondent’s job was to trace the president’s every step to get the stories her audiences want—and need—to hear. Get a glimpse of the lives and experience of the seven presidents she’s covered through anecdotes, documents, and off-the-record conversations. Drawing back the curtains to reveal the personalities of many members of the First Family, Compton will share poignant and candid moments that historians—and most reporters—don’t get to see. She will also share her observations about the current political landscape with the new administration and how its policy is meshing up with competing ideas on Capitol Hill.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the history, experiences, trials, and tribulations of former presidents based on fresh scholarship on historical precedents.
  • Outline the experience and dedication of a White House correspondent.
  • Compare and contrast former presidents' stances and policies to President Donald Trump.
  • Describe the relationship between the executive and legislative branches in the current political climate, based on fresh academic research and first-hand experience by the speaker.

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Standard: $75.00

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Digitalization Drives a New Standard for Health Care Facility Design & Operations

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 9:45am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 10:45am

Identification: 1500

Credits: None available.

Humber River Hospital optimized design, applied technology and innovative change processes allowing staff to spend more time with patients and deliver more accurate and faster treatment. Humber's lean, green, digital vision resulted in the first fully digital hospital in North America; however, the new hospital is focused on patient care, not technology. By integrating the latest technologies across all systems of a large, urban, academic hospital, care providers are better able to accomplish their primary task: patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the important role of digital technology in health care facility design.
  • Demonstrate how a fully digital hospital enhances operational efficiency by reducing costs and improving patient care.
  • Describe how automation systems address complex logistics and automate workflows.
  • Optimize design and apply technology and change processes to allow staff to spend more time with patients and to deliver more accurate, faster treatment.

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Complying with Locking Arrangement Requirements of the 2012 Life Safety Code® and 2015 International Building Code

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 9:45am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 10:45am

Identification: 1463

Credits: None available.

This session will detail the requirements of the NFPA 101-2012: Life Safety Code and 2015 International Building Code for locking arrangements and the differences between the requirements contained in the two documents. The session will also discuss in detail the advantages, disadvantages, and appropriateness of the different types of locking arrangements as well as the most common design/installation mistakes associated with each type of arrangement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most common mistakes and pitfalls when designing and installing different types of locking arrangements.
  • Review significant locking arrangement code changes in the 2012 Life Safety Code and the 2015 International Building Code since 2000.
  • Apply the information learned in this session to current and future design projects as well as existing facilities.
  • Describe the most appropriate locking arrangement installation for different security needs.

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Drawing Inside the Lines: An IPD Approach to Building Renovations

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 9:45am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 10:45am

Identification: 1590

Credits: None available.

In this session, the multi-discipline presenters will each provide insight into the challenges of working within the box when applying integrated project delivery to renovation projects. The presenters will also explain the environment that is driving the push toward renovations in lieu of green-field construction and additions. A case study will summarize the process used to minimize cost and maximize space utilization while underscoring the importance of a team planning process for success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the complex and ever changing nature of the health care PDC market.
  • Establish a plan for eliminating inefficiencies and improving performance while working directly with the owner to align with present and future strategy.
  • Do more with less by converting underutilized and non-code compliant spaces into new service lines and streamlined functional areas within the same square footage.
  • Establish a team process to identify goals, challenges, and solutions from the schematic design to the final owner occupancy.

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Healing People, Healing Buildings, Healing Ecosystems: Biophilic Design

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 9:45am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 10:45am

Identification: 1508

Credits: None available.

What does it mean to apply biophilic design to health care buildings? Biophilic design principles connect health care facility users to nature and create a positive, healing environment, which can reduce patient length of stay and lead to better outcomes. Biophilic design promotes positive interactions between people and nature. If nature's genius is applied correctly in designing spaces, the result will be a healing, recovery-conducive environment for all humans. This approach can also reduce the cost of health care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain effects of biophilic design on human health.
  • Apply biophilic design to health care and senior living facility design.
  • Implement biophilic design adapted to local climate.
  • Describe the economic benefits of implementing biophilic design in health care buildings.

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New Best Practices in Energy Procurement

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 9:45am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 10:45am

Identification: 1445

Credits: None available.

Energy managers are required to make complex procurement decisions in America-s most dynamic market. Facility engineers, health care procurement professionals, and designers must understand concepts of energy procurement as an integrated part of the facility design process. This session will review ASHE-s new performance improvement measure related to energy procurement and draw on cases studies from Cleveland Clinic and SSM Health to illustrate how health care owners can optimize utility contracting for both existing and new buildings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Navigate the dynamic new energy markets.
  • Explore new best practices in energy procurement.
  • Apply best practices in the context of new construction.
  • Teach key hospital stakeholders to participate in best energy practices.

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Successful Design Strategies for Patient Centered Medical Homes

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 9:45am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 10:45am

Identification: 1536

Credits: None available.

The patient centered medical home (PCMH) model is the emerging standard for primary care delivery in the United States. How can the design of a PCMH support this care model's core functions and provide the best experience for patients and staff? This session shows how strategic design can improve care delivery effectiveness and efficiency. Detailed design strategies are identified and a set of guidelines is presented. The audience will share their experience and ask questions of the speakers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the design strategies that best support the patient centered medical home operation concept.
  • Identify the design implications of co-locating the multidisciplinary care team in team center.
  • Learn which clinic design fosters the best communication and control among medical assistants, providers, and staff.
  • Explore ways to support the general efficiencies related to clinic operations and patient care.

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Methodology for Analyzing Environmental Quality Indicators (EQIs) in a Dynamic Operating Room Environment

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 9:45am ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 10:45am

Identification: 1763

Credits: None available.

This panel discussion features team members who developed and executed an air quality testing process for operating rooms. The team includes a Board certified surgeon, an air quality expert, a mechanical engineer, and a hospital design and construction expert. The team will provide unique perspectives on the quality of the air in operating rooms at different ventilation rates. While there is much discussion in the field on using additional air changes to help reduce surgical site infections, there is little evidence on actual benefits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how operating room ventilation works
  • Develop a repeatable and measurable process that provides evidence-based results to help guide code requirements
  • Explain the cost and benefits of different ventilation rates in operating rooms
  • Apply engineering principles to support better clinical and operational outcomes

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Patient Satisfaction Scores Up 50 Percent: UCDMC's Parking Secret

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: 1580

Credits: None available.

Parking is the first stage in the patient journey&34;. This session will show how making parking a positive health care environment led to a significant increase in patient satisfaction scores. Best practices at the UC Davis Medical Center and the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center will be discussed. Three major parking concepts will be presented: providing the right amount of parking, identifying and distributing parking, and directing people to the right parking location and the right entrance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess parking supply and demand.
  • Identify various user groups and proper distribution.
  • Discuss wayfinding options for both parking and final destination.
  • Quantify and distribute accessible spaces.

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The Hybrid OR: Can It Be Standardized?

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: 1475

Credits: None available.

Is it possible to standardize Hybrid ORs? Interventionists, surgeons, and cardiologists must share the same space and coordinate procedure scheduling and priorities. Coming to an agreement on procedures, imaging systems, and support equipment should drive the design, but too often design precedes decision. This session will identify clinical procedural differences affecting infrastructure, layout, positioning, and technology use. Medical technologies and room layouts from projects will be reviewed, and differences between cardiac, vascular, neuro, and other procedures will be evaluated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review advantages of the hybrid concept.
  • Compare technologies by procedural application.
  • Evaluate room layouts for cardio, vascular, neuro, and other procedures.
  • Discuss planning and coordination challenges.

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Test Your Code Knowledge: An Interactive Q&A Discussion of Regulatory Codes

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: 1460

Credits: None available.

Understanding regulatory codes is essential for proper maintenance of a health care facility. Recent editions of the codes have introduced new requirements that can ease the difficulties of maintaining a facility, if used properly. Test your knowledge with a live code quiz on NFPA 101®, NFPA 72, and NFPA 99, and participate in an open discussion of the questions with a lower percentage of correct responses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply requirements of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101, as adopted by CMS and the Joint Commission.
  • Describe new code requirements in the 2012 and 2015 editions of NFPA 101, the 2012 edition of NFPA 72, and the 2012 edition of NFPA 99.
  • Assess personal comprehension of regulatory codes based on correct responses to seminar questions.
  • Identify top code misinterpretations in various NFPA codes, including recent editions of NFPA 101, NFPA 72, and NFPA 99.

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The High Stakes Game of Urban Building

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: 1465

Credits: None available.

A densely urban location and partial demolition of a fully operational hospital were just two of many challenges for the team on the Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University project, but their skilled collaboration and adaptability ensured project success. This presentation will examine effective team dynamics and what is needed when working within tight constraints and responding to shifting targets and expectations. Presenters will focus on the construction and related design process, addressing lessons learned and best practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the benefits of early contractor engagement.
  • Explain how to develop and lead a collaborative project team.
  • List the benefits of having a solution-oriented approach to project management.
  • Describe best methods for overcoming site challenges such as urban location and mitigating disturbances.

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Lean and Evidence-Based Design: Integration of Process to Optimize Success

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: 1515

Credits: None available.

Join an interactive panel discussion with design and research experts who will share their insights and experiences in integrating lean and evidence-based design (EBD) processes to optimize project outcomes and ROI. Explore how these two disciplines create a balanced approach by aligning the people, process, technology, and space requirements to deliver the optimal solution. The panel offers perspectives from industry, research, architecture practice, and a health system owner. Together, these individuals have more than 70 years of health care-focused design experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the steps for lean and EBD.
  • Integrate lean and evidence-based design processes into project planning and design.
  • Discuss how using evidence as a part of the lean process adds value to the client organization.
  • Identify potential pitfalls of each process without consideration of the other.

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From Big Box to Clinic: Seattle Children's, South Clinic

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: 1504

Credits: None available.

Seattle Children's, South Clinic advances the hub-and-spoke facility development model that brings outpatient services closer to patients in their communities. Located within a shopping center, this clinic design adapts a former Circuit City store into an outpatient pediatric clinic. South Clinic expands brand reach into the growing South Puget Sound region, offering urgent care, occupational and physical therapy, and specialty services. The design saved 2.5% of construction costs and is now the prototype for ensuing Seattle Children's clinics in the Puget Sound region.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess methods of reducing risk while adapting another typology into a health care facility.
  • Identify how lean methods and collaboration reduce time and cost.
  • Describe how facilities can respond to new drivers in health care facility development.
  • Identify architectural strategies for adapting buildings to health care use.

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AIA/AAH Planning + Design Student Challenge 2017 Overview and Winner Presentation

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: 1766

Credits: None available.

The AIA/AAH Planning + Design Student Challenge is an exciting annual event designed to stimulate critical inquiry, creative ideas, and multi-disciplinary interaction between students, and design professionals. It will highlight the brilliance and innovation of our future healthcare architects, engineers, and construction managers. Students from four different universities and disciplines will bring their creativity and ideas to this fun and evocative design charrette.

This session will be an overview of the three day long AIA/AAH Planning + Design Student Challenge followed by presentations by the winning teams.

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GENERAL SESSION: Overcoming National Challenges in the Health Care Built Environment

Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 13, 2017 4:15pm

Identification: 1767

Credits: None available.

The National Institute of Building Sciences has brought together leading health care professionals to address common challenges of our field at a national level. The Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI) was developed to create white papers dedicated to improving complex built environment required to support America's health care mission. This session features a panel discussing AHI's work and best practices on topics such as reducing capital costs; developing a flexible health care infrastructure; project acceleration and speed-to-market strategies; defining the next generation's focus; and owner organization for successful project outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the unique challenges the health care built environment will face in coming years.
  • Discuss best practices for overcoming the challenges in the health care built environment.
  • List resources you can use to help reduce capital costs.
  • Develop strategies to ensure successful project outcomes.

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Standard: $75.00

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Medical Equipment and Technology Integration

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 7:00am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 8:00am

Identification: 1768

Credits: None available.

This forum is a platform for the interaction about leading edge technology among owners, architects, engineers, facility managers, contractors, equipment and technology planners, and vendors. This session highlights the technologies that hospitals and health systems are leveraging to reduce waste and increase quality, including technology at the bedside and behind the scenes. Technologies enable smarter communication and security systems with command and control centers while considering patient privacy, room turnover, and patient satisfaction. Join us for panelist presentations and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the trends driving standardization among medical devices and considerations for managing upgrades and replacements.
  • Identify opportunities for standardizing the approach to medical and IT devices.
  • Learn strategies for implementing smarter supply distribution and waste handling systems.
  • Name how technologies aid in augmenting day to day security and communications and operations for emergency command centers.

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Discussion Forum for Professionals Working in Health Care

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 7:00am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 8:00am

Identification: 1769

Credits: None available.

This forum is a platform for the interaction and open discussion between professionals working in health care facilities (architects, engineers, biomedical engineers, contractors, facility managers, risk managers, etc.) and consultant design professionals. This forum will review, with audience participation, some of the administrative and practical issues associated with the delivery and operations of health care projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participate in an open discussion of colleagues sharing common goals.
  • Share strategies and solutions for common issues.
  • Discuss through a broad overview the concepts and operations of project delivery methodologies.
  • Discuss the effect of recent changes in the health care on capital project initiation and operations

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Standard: $30.00

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Why it is Critical to Advocate for the Future of Health Care

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 8:15am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am

Identification: 1770

Credits: None available.

NFPA 2017 in Boston will bring several key issues to the floor for vote by the membership. It is important that every ASHE member and others involved in the health care physical environment be there to discuss the important issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the public consensus process of the standards development world.
  • Discover some of the past challenges with changes in the code development process.
  • Identify how to help shape the future of health care design.
  • Develop a plan of action to attend the NFPA conference and see change happen.

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Designing and Implementing Advanced Patient Rooms

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 8:15am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am

Identification: 1553

Credits: None available.

Experts from Siemens and EPAM will examine the challenges of designing, prototyping, and delivering the patient room for the next generation of health care facilities. The hospital room of the future will deliver an innovative experience to patients and families, enabling tools for clinicians, and automation for facility engineers. The panel will present and discuss the latest technology solutions for the patient room and how converged design can improve patient outcomes, decrease readmission rates, and improve clinical workflows.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify critical input needed from clinicians and patients before beginning the design of a new health care facility.
  • Describe challenges with technology obsolescence and refresh cycles.
  • Explore the changes in patient interfaces and how those changes affect the design of the entire patient room envelope.
  • Explain the effect of personal mobile devices on facility design and operation.

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What's the Reputation of Your Facility's Infrastructure?

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 8:15am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am

Identification: 1570

Credits: None available.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has high standards for the delivery of care and patient experience, and building systems must also meet this high standard. Under this premise, the facility staff is undertaking a strategic planning effort to assess and address engineering systems. The presentation team will share the process for identifying major engineering equipment to create recommendations for maintaining the equipment and will walk through typical infrastructure challenges faced, not only by Cedars-Sinai, but also by similar facilities as a campus ages. Beyond general maintenance and upgrade issues, the team will discuss sustainable options to optimize system performance that could be implemented in conjunction with facility maintenance and upgrade efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a method for evaluation and assessment of existing engineering systems.
  • Discuss maintenance issues and replacement strategies in an existing functioning health care facility.
  • Create a checklist for protocol for construction projects in an existing facility to ensure alignment in system performance and equipment.
  • Explain how sustainability can be implemented in conjunction with engineering system general maintenance and upgrades.

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Design Diagnostics Bringing Evidence to the Planning Process

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 8:15am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am

Identification: 1556

Credits: None available.

A design diagnostic offers a comprehensive tool to quantify the environmental and human experience of an environment. At Christiana Care Health System, the design diagnostic identified the configuration of the space into cores as inefficient. Behavior mapping revealed crowding in the ED and family and patients in non-patient areas. This material informed the design of the future ED. This session focuses on the process and uses of a design diagnostic, the implementation of the tool, and the effect on planning an ED.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the benefits of analyzing facility design, human experience, and organizational efficiency in care environments.
  • Describe tools used in assessing an existing environment.
  • Assess existing environments using tools from a design diagnostic.
  • Explore a case study where a design diagnostic was used to inform design.

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Using the Thedacare A3 Process to Solve the Energy Challenge

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 8:15am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am

Identification: 1600

Credits: None available.

This session will bring the renowned lean continuous improvement techniques pioneered at Thedacare to the ASHE audience. It will be a brief training in the application of one of these techniques to energy consumption. We will learn from each other; we will leave the session knowing a bit about the powerful Thedacare continuous improvement techniques, as well as with new ideas from the pool of attendees to help advance our own energy reduction agendas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how Thedacare ignored, and then discovered its energy opportunities.
  • Explain the Thedacare continuous daily improvement techniques.
  • Use the Thedacare A3 process to develop ideas for advancing energy efficiency in a health care setting.
  • Share energy consumption ideas generated by the session attendees.

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Outpatient Facilities Tackling Population Health

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 8:15am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am

Identification: 1446

Credits: None available.

Health care organizations are leveraging community and facility environments to engage patients, encourage healthy behaviors, improve access to care, and improve population health outcomes. The session will focus on possible outpatient facility design solutions and their implementation in organizations that are leading the endeavor to achieve the Quadruple Aim: improving the patient experience, improving quality and safety, reducing costs, and retaining staff. A health care CEO will share real-world experiences of implementation and evaluation across multiple sites.

Learning Objectives:

  • Consider various perspectives and solutions around population health.
  • Describe lessons learned around population health implementation.
  • Describe the process of design innovation and evaluation focusing on population health.
  • Explain how facility design can support a strategic goal of population health.

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The Next Generation of Health Care Design and Construction

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 8:15am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am

Identification: 1455

Credits: None available.

This unique session features a discussion on the future of health care from the students who represent the future of our field. Flexibility in health care will be critical in the future, and this session explores ways to design for streamlined housekeeping, flexible mechanical systems, continuous commissioning, and new technology. This session will present ideas from the next generation of professionals–the ones who will be responsible for designing and building health care facilities in years and decades to come.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of flexibility in designing and building health care facilities
  • List ways to create spaces that accommodate flexibility in mechanical systems
  • Identify technology considerations to keep in mind when designing facilities
  • Discuss ideas from future leaders in the health care planning, design, and construction field

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GENERAL SESSION: Consolidation, Consumerism, Confusion: Effective Leadership in a Disruptive World

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 9:30am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 10:45am

Identification: 1771

Credits: None available.

Please Note: ASHE was not allowed to record this session.

The list of revolutionary forces bombarding hospitals and health systems is long and growing. Systemic changes in the foundations of health care are occurring relating to who pays for care, how providers are reimbursed, and how patient behavior changes when they become consumers. As if those challenges weren't enough, we are seeing people being "hospitalized" at home, health care moving to a retail format, disruptive technology and consumerism threatening the legacy players - and WE are the legacy players. This presentation will review the gathering disruptive forces that threaten our business models and our models of governance and leadership, and will challenge leadership to lead in new ways with new metrics of success.

  • List the macro forces converging to put revolutionary pressure on the U.S. health care system in general and hospitals and health systems in particular.
  • Explain likely impacts on hospitals and health systems in different scenario-based situations.
  • Discuss the consequences of failing to respond to these environmental and political pressures.
  • Describe practical leadership strategies and techniques to maintain the relevancy of your organization in the face of these trends.

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ACHA Legacy Award Presentation & GENERAL SESSION: Alignment of Priorities in Health Care Design

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: 1772

Credits: None available.

This session will be an interactive polling and panel session that will discuss the future of health care design and how population health and value-based care will affect the future hospital campus. This session will be the first part of a multiple part series that will compare results from different demographics and their thoughts on the future of health care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the direction of health care by audience participation.
  • Discuss the polling results with an expert panel.
  • Compare polling results from other demographics to determine alignment of priorities and principles.
  • Create, through the results of the polling, a comparative study that will identify the common goals and directions of the industry.

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Lessons Learned from Recent Hospital Fires: The Total Concept

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:00pm

Identification: 1514

Credits: None available.

Hear lessons learned from two recent hospital fires and how the Total Concept of the Life Safety Code® (design, construction, and compartmentation; provision for detection, alarm, and extinguishment; and fire prevention including training and drills) kept patients safe. The session will take the Total Concept one step further to where the building design process not only addresses the minimum codes (e.g., the Life Safety Code) but is expanded to take into account effective fire procedures, surge planning, and building evacuation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the building design and operational features that support an effective health care fire and evacuation procedure.
  • Describe the lessons learned from one or more recent hospital fire scenarios.
  • Recognize the interrelationship between fire procedures, staff training, and fire drills.
  • Identify how the requirements of the Life Safety Code® directly correlate to effective fire and evacuation procedures.

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Transforming Care Using Telehealth

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:00pm

Identification: 1594

Credits: None available.

Health care organizations require a new model of care to address population health and rising costs. The University of Mississippi Medical Center has leveraged technology and strategic partnerships to improve the health and welfare of the least healthy population in the United States. Their telehealth program has become a model of success. The effect on health outcomes, disease management, cost of care, and access to care is enabling the University of Mississippi to fulfill its mission of creating a healthier Mississippi.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the challenges in setting up a telehealth program.
  • Learn the technology and infrastructure requirements to support a telehealth program.
  • Discover research data to show the success of the UMMC telehealth program.
  • Describe how telehealth, an innovative model, is eliminating barriers to access and quality of care.

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Case Study of Strategies for High Patient Satisfaction

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:00pm

Identification: 1491

Credits: None available.

Efforts to achieve high patient satisfaction scores at UF Health North began before the first patient walked through its doors. From design to building occupancy and beyond, the comprehensive approach maximized the patient experience through the built environment, team culture, and clinical processes. An expert panel and the project's lead planner and interior designer will present strategies that have resulted in a 98th percentile satisfaction rating in the ED. Specific metrics, customer comments, academic studies, and organizational practices will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Cite evidence-based factors influencing high patient satisfaction.
  • Explore staff-building strategies that contribute to high patient satisfaction.
  • Create an organizational culture to support patient satisfaction.
  • Track performance metrics and use the data to manage satisfaction outcomes.

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Achieving 20 Percent Across-the-Board Operational Cuts with Lean

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:00pm

Identification: 1567

Credits: None available.

At UW Health's new satellite campus, lean planning inspired a new approach to health care delivery. In 2015, UW Health opened a flexible facility that could respond to changes in medicine and meet patients' needs through collaborative teamwork and cross-training. One example is the Universal Care Center (UCC), a unique building element containing six pods of eight identical rooms. Each pod is shared by ED, pre/post-surgery, and imaging departments. The area provides on-stage/off-stage circulation and creates work zones to allow for patient privacy and optimal communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use new operational methods and create building plans to leverage change and reduce program size and square footage.
  • Apply lean planning/metrics to improve efficiency, focus on the patient, and encourage space sharing.
  • Describe the successes and challenges of cutting 20 percent of program space.
  • Foster a vision and commitment to change among diverse stakeholders, including patient and family advisors.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Designing and Operating Today's Urgent Care Facilities

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:00pm

Identification: 1464

Credits: None available.

A panel of design professionals, facility executives, and real estate professionals will explore the current urgent care guidelines, experiences with the Department of Public Health's plan review processes, and how these experiences have shaped planning and approach to future urgent care clinics. The panel members will discuss opportunities to share services at urgent care locations, develop operational efficiencies to reduce care costs, and provide better access to care for patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the needs of urgent care clinics, typical urgent care programs, and the relationship of urgent care clinics to the current health care environment.
  • Review challenges associated with development of new urgent care clinics and understand strategies for meeting those challenges.
  • Evaluate the regulatory environment around development and implementation of urgent care clinics in new and existing facilities.
  • Provide insight into the current real estate market and the impact of outpatient programs in commercial buildings.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Celebrating the 2017 ACHA Legacy Project Award

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:00pm

Identification: 1773

Credits: None available.

The Legacy Project Award celebrates outstanding health care design that has stood the test of time and contributes to future advancements. This award recognizes health care architecture that demonstrates superior planning and excellence. This session will describe how the original planning and architecture has evolved to contribute to a changing health care environment. Discussion will focus on the leadership qualities, project drivers, team experiences, and the story of this year's award-winning place of healing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how initial design and planning decisions addressed the issues of the time and provided flexibility for future change.
  • Articulate key drivers and planning and design concepts that have endured for more than 15 years.
  • Connect great planning and design to evidence-based practices.
  • Identify principles of iconic work that contribute to the knowledge base of health care facility planning and design to become worthy of a Legacy project.

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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How Green Codes Are Getting Smarter, Less Confusing–and Replacing LEED: An Overview of the new ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 189.3

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:00pm

Identification: 1774

Credits: None available.

This session provides an overview of the newly created ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 189.3: Design, Construction and Operation of Sustainable High Performance Health Care Facilities, which prescribes the procedures, methods, and documentation requirements for the design, construction, and operation of high performance sustainable health care facilities. The session covers how this standard relates to ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 and the upcoming revisions to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). With the recent implementation of the new LEED V.4, numerous jurisdictions are evaluating the adoption of the IgCC to provide an alternative to LEED.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the components and structure of ASHRAE Standard 189.3
  • Describe the impact of ASHE's co-sponsorship on the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 189.3
  • List the differences between Standard 189.1 and Standard 189.3
  • Explain how the IgCC code will impact LEED, and how Standard 189.3 may alleviate the design challenges of green code applications for health care facilities.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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The Joint Commission: Phase I Standards & Elements of Performance Review

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:10pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: 1793

Credits: None available.

Many changes have stemmed from the CMS adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code and NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. Many of these changes are in the Standards and Elements of Performance (EP) the Joint Commission uses to survey health care organizations. This session will review some of the more significant environment of care and life safety changes, including new EPs and those that were modified. This session will also include a brief discussion of the Phase II project, and an opportunity to ask questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how the CMS adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 relate to Joint Commission EPs
  • Describe the intent behind some of the new EPs released in January 2017
  • Explain the intent behind EPs that were modified in the January 2017 release
  • Discuss the plan for additional and modified EPs (Phase II) and how those will be evaluated in 2017

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Natural Ventilation of Patient Wards: Challenges and Opportunities

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:10pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: 1499

Credits: None available.

Natural ventilation has many proven benefits, including energy savings, improved indoor air quality, and occupant connection to the outdoors. European patient wards are typically conditioned using natural ventilation, but passive cooling strategy is rarely used in the United States. This session identifies relevant design and patient care issues and outlines safe and effective approaches for incorporating natural ventilation into the health care setting. Additionally, the results of a survey to U.S. health leaders will quantify the most critical challenges to natural ventilation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key challenges to implementing natural ventilation strategies, as perceived by the health care community.
  • Quantify the effect of aspects of current local and international code parameters on the feasibility of using natural ventilation in patient rooms and wards.
  • Describe the effect of window geometry on the potential to achieve minimum required airflow rate for a typical patient room.
  • Recognize the key geometrical parameters that can allow for natural ventilation of ward corridors.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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The Whole Box: Beyond Pre-Fabrication

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:10pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: 1537

Credits: None available.

Prefabrication offers dramatic opportunities for construction process improvement and quality control. This interactive session walks through prefabrication techniques and unwraps the benefits and challenges of standardization and offsite construction techniques. This session will also describe historical precedent projects highlighting barriers to prefabrication and how those have been overcome. Live, web-based polling during the presentation will gauge audience priorities and preconceptions before and after the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify design concepts of the current state of prefabrication.
  • Compare future opportunities of prefabricated pods versus prefabricated structural modules.
  • Discuss the time and cost savings from different design interventions and their effect on the construction schedule.
  • Consider how offsite strategies can be investigated and evaluated for health care construction.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Design + Research = Great Patient Room

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:10pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: 1566

Credits: None available.

The new Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital developed a model patient room through a design and research process that employed full-sized mockups, patient and caregiver interviews, and prefabricated room elements. The process engaged decision makers to address all aspects of design, from unit layout to room configuration to room lighting. The integration of research, design, and construction facilitated consensus among the stakeholders and provided data to inform innovative design solutions for a room that is a new model for the health system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how objective research can be a valuable part of the health care design process.
  • Explore the refinement of the patient room through the construction of multiple mockups.
  • Discover how the three-phase research approach informed innovative patient- and caregiver-oriented solutions.
  • Improved the overall project delivery with prefabrication of patient room components.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Supporting the Triple Aim: Part 2

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:10pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: 1484

Credits: None available.

Total project alignment strategy ensures improvement in all three areas of the Triple Aim at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The university focuses on the total cost of ownership which includes all parties in a collaborative delivery model. These processes ensure high quality, effective, and efficient product delivery and constant improvement, which will be demonstrated in a case study of a replacement clinic project using total project alignment strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the value of designing for the total cost of ownership instead of the first cost of construction.
  • Identify how the alignment model's roles and responsibilities were developed during the OPR (owner's project requirements) charrette.
  • Explore the developmental process within the collaborative to achieve the OPR and the Triple Aim.
  • Review a case study using the alignment technology.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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How Bed-Free Campuses Meet Strategic Service Demand

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:10pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: 1560

Credits: None available.

Two leading health systems are meeting rising service demand, without deploying new beds. These stand-alone, patient-focused destinations will share how they worked with various demographics to align services and create a care continuum. Learn how strategic vision and proactive building plans can maximize first cost investment and avoid disruption in future phases. Health system leaders will provide specific examples on how they pre-engaged communities, approving agencies, developers, and vested stakeholders in planning and demonstrate how to streamline several levels of input.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate lean planning and operational redesign with building design, with no lost time.
  • Discover effective methods for engaging community, users, lean planners, and stakeholders in planning a strategic campus.
  • Engage and gain consensus and approval from diverse community groups in long-range master planning.
  • Plan responsibly for the future and minimize initial cost investment.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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A Design Guide to the Health Care Facilities Code

Start Date: Mar 14, 2017 4:10pm ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: 1775

Credits: None available.

Walk through NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code and the specific implications for designers to comply with the code as recently adopted by CMS. NFPA 99 has become a risk-based document and is applicable to many health care facilities. Compliance now requires a multidisciplinary group. Design teams will have to fully understand the effects of these decisions. This session will point out the specific provisions of which every architect and engineer needs to be aware.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the regulatory path and the need to follow the Health Care Facilities Code.
  • Compare the new document requirements with previous editions of the code.
  • Define the four risk categories applicable to health care projects.
  • Explore the design implications of the risk determinations.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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GENERAL SESSION:The Surveyors' Perspective: Understanding How Joint Commission Surveyors Conduct Hospital and Ambulatory Surveys

Start Date: Mar 15, 2017 7:00am ‐ End Date: Mar 15, 2017 8:15am

Identification: 1784

Credits: None available.

This session will discuss how Joint Commission surveyors prepare for surveys and explains the new agenda process–including details on the agenda if a Life Safety Code® surveyor arrives with the team on day one or day two of the survey. This session shows how scoring is completed, explains the SAFER matrix, new Project REFRESH pilots, and reviews the new Joint Commission fire drill matrix. The session will also provide tips on successful surveys for the life safety, environment of care, and emergency management issues evaluated during the building tour. Attendees can ask questions during this session to get answers directly from those overseeing Joint Commission Life Safety Code surveyors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how Life Safety Code surveyors prepare for surveys
  • Explain step-by-step how Life Safety Code surveyors conducts surveys
  • Discuss new Joint Commission survey process initiatives
  • Implement tips for a successful Life Safety Code survey

Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00

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Patient Care on the Edge: The Medical Home Model and Serving a Rural Area

Start Date: Mar 15, 2017 8:30am ‐ End Date: Mar 15, 2017 9:30am

Identification: 1470

Credits: None available.

This session will focus on the divergent needs of a population composed of rich and poor and young and old, all with medical needs being satisfied in a rural location by one clinic, and the clinic's future as a patient centered medical home. The panel will review the site and its rich history, its location near the architecturally inspired community of Sea Ranch, the effect of nature, and the underserved medical needs of a diverse community.

  • Explore how population health management affects a community with divergent health care needs and disparate economic means.
  • Plan and design concepts and features that strive to improve throughput and operations and metrics comparing traditional models to an integrated care model.
  • Assess the community benefits of an innovative clinic that unites a community around needs and beliefs and still addresses the IHI Triple Aim.
  • Improve patient satisfaction and metrics expressed in the patient centered medical home model's planning and design features.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Intelligent Health Care Campus Reduces Facility Operations Costs

Start Date: Mar 15, 2017 8:30am ‐ End Date: Mar 15, 2017 9:30am

Identification: 1569

Credits: None available.

This University of Florida Health case study highlights the importance of people and technology in solving health care facility management challenges such as resiliency, staff retirement, energy, and operational efficiency. By defining its intelligent campus strategies through outcomes rather than technology, UF Health has been able to adopt a holistic approach. Outcomes accomplished through this approach include $5 million in savings in the last 5 years, improvement of patient comfort, and reduction of building system alarms by 80 percent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Master the Intelligent Campus concepts and understand the business case for its implementation – possibly at your institution.
  • Discover how the convergence of otherwise disparate systems can save significant operations costs, allowing greater investment in capital improvement and other health care programs.
  • Acquire a clear understanding as to how to implement an Intelligent Campus approach on a campus or in a specific building.
  • Recognize the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) and data on facilities and learn about the job functions you need today.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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AMC Benchmarking Study: Facility Condition Assessment and Asset Management

Start Date: Mar 15, 2017 8:30am ‐ End Date: Mar 15, 2017 9:30am

Identification: 1581

Credits: None available.

This session is intended for health system leaders interested in learning how academic medical centers collect, manage, and leverage facility condition information. The presenters will offer insights based on a benchmarking study initiated by MD Anderson Cancer Center of its peer institutions. Common facility renewal practices will be identified as well as how data from facility condition assessments informs renewal and capital planning decision making. Top trends, best practices, and associated lessons learned from those best practices will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply industry survey findings to implement new/improved asset management and facility condition assessment tools and techniques.
  • Identify opportunities to improve approach and processes relating to capital asset and facility planning.
  • Leverage facility condition assessment data to inform strategic facility planning.
  • Gain insights from presenters and other session participants regarding facility condition assessment best practices and lessons learned.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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The Big Room: Good, Bad and (Sometimes) Ugly

Start Date: Mar 15, 2017 8:30am ‐ End Date: Mar 15, 2017 9:30am

Identification: 1573

Credits: None available.

Co-location–having design and construction team members work together–holds the promise of significant savings in time, dollars, and effort while enhancing the quality of the documents, construction process, and the finished building. This presentation focuses on the Big Room of Banner University Medical Center Tucson. At its heart, co-location entails realignment of practices and priorities from individual organizations to the project. This panel discussion will include project goals, costs, organization, and schedule, as well as outcomes and lessons learned.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the primary goals and challenges of co-location.
  • Appreciate how co-location may contribute to a redistribution of work effort and processes.
  • Recognize the commitment, priorities, and challenges in being a team member in a Big Room.
  • Decide if co-location may be right for your organization and what costs may be incurred.

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Universal Prep-Recovery: New Paradigm or Smoke and Mirrors?

Start Date: Mar 15, 2017 8:30am ‐ End Date: Mar 15, 2017 9:30am

Identification: 1561

Credits: None available.

Flexibility is at the forefront of many of the decisions made in health care projects. As treatment and diagnostic modalities move toward a surgical suite model having both prep and recovery functions, multitasking seems to be a logical step. This session will look at the ways a universal prep recovery room could help address organizational goals including patient satisfaction, patient and staff safety, staff efficiency, clinical standardization, and building a brand and market share.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the requirements for both patient preparation and recovery.
  • Assess the benefits and the limitations of the universal model.
  • Explore where the universal room is applicable.
  • Evaluate the effects on patient safety and satisfaction.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Better Together: Risk Management and the Physical Environment

Start Date: Mar 15, 2017 8:30am ‐ End Date: Mar 15, 2017 9:30am

Identification: 1434

Credits: None available.

This fast paced, interactive session looks at how medical errors occur, what role the physical environment may play in medical errors, and the importance of interdepartmental teamwork to reduce risk and advance patient safety. Presenters will use video, slides, and audience participation to shine light on how a medical error can occur in a health care setting and how risk management can work with other facility departments to decrease the likelihood of reoccurrence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how medical errors occur.
  • Discuss the physical environment's role in medical errors.
  • Explain the concept of human factors and how it relates to the physical environment.
  • Determine how interdepartmental teamwork can decrease the re-occurrence of a medical error.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00