Collaboration with the Center for Health Design’s (CHD) Knowledge Repository
Intent: To educate NIHD members in critiquing research articles which address the impact of the environment on patients, their significant others and staff.
Article reviews will first be posted on the NIHD website for use by our members. The summaries with then be forwarded for use in the CHD Knowledge Repository. CHD will acknowledge the participation of the NIHD on the Knowledge Repository website.
There will be 2 webinars to attend this week....
March 6th, from 9 to 945 am CST
March 7th from 11 to 1145 am CST
Please contact email@example.com and she will provide the webinar login information. If you are unable to attend these session contact Terri to schedule a session that works for your schedule.
Thanks! It is through these efforts that we will strengthen our presence and build community!
Society for Experiential Graphic Design
Workshop: March 20th, 2014
Well: Healthcare Innovation Workshop will focus on current design methodologies and research metrics in healthcare design, with a concentration on three key areas: wellness and healing environments, information design and nomenclature, and branding and the patient experience. The event is designed to bring together an interdisciplinary community of designers, architects, healthcare professionals, and patients.
More info on the workshop at http://segd.org/event/2014-segd-well-healthcare-innovation-workshop.
Call for Articles for HERD
This fall, HERD will publish a special edition of articles about nurses' contributions in healthcare design written by nurses, healthcare providers and others interested in evidence-based design. April 1st is the deadline for submission. Article requirements can be found on the HERD website, www.herdjournal.com. Please follow the instructions for article submittal which are found on the HERD website under Instructions for Authors. Please note that HERD is a peer-reviewed journal, so once submitted your article will be assigned to a co-editor for preliminary review and then to a panel of 3 individuals who are experts in the content area of your article. The article is "blinded" meaning that the reviewers will not know who wrote the article as they review it and make recommendations to accept, revise or reject. There are several categories of articles - 1) research, 2) opinion, theory or non-research, 3) case studies, 4) letters to the editor; and 5) methodology.
We hope that some nurse authors will be interested in submitting to this special issue.
New Report Examines the Need for Design Researchers and Funding Entities to Make Behavioral Health a Priority
Additional design research in behavioral health settings will create standards for upcoming growth
CONCORD, CA A new free research report, titled, “Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities” is now available in The Center for Health Design's Knowledge Repository. Mardelle Shepley and Samira Pasha wrote this report with support from CHD’s Research Coalition's Behavioral Health Facilities Working Group, led by Terri Zborowsky and Guy Kiyokawa, and with assistance from Frank Becker, Barbara Dellinger, Eileen Malone and David Stine.
The report explores that while there will be significant expansion in mental health services for 62 million Americans as a result of provisions in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - the largest expansion of such services in a generation, little attention has been given to the role of the physical environment in behavioral health settings in the past 40 years. Fueled by the trend toward evidence-based design, research on healthcare facilities has increased over the last 20 years; however, studies addressing the design of behavioral health environments are few. The absence of research in this area of specialization is surprising, as legal precedents have spoken to the need for quality environments for many years.
“One of the challenging issues in conducting behavioral health research is the wide variety of potential settings”, stated Mardelle Shepley, D.Arch, FAIA, Director of the Center for Health Systems & Design at Texas A&M University. “Design decisions about the room layout, flooring, lighting, finishes, and furniture, impact a range of healthcare outcomes for patients such as patient satisfaction, hospital acquired infections, patient falls and medical errors. With reimbursement tied increasingly to these hospital-acquired conditions and patient satisfaction, hospital owners and administrators are paying more and more attention to the factors that impact these outcomes, including the design of the built environment and the design of patient rooms.”
About The Center for Health Design ?
The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and organizations in the healthcare, construction, and design industry to improve the quality of healthcare facilities and create new environments for healthy aging. CHD’s mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.healthdesign.org.
Announcing A New Industry Partner
NIHD is pleased to announce Humanscale, as a Silver Sponsor in our Industry Partner program. These valuable partnerships help NIHD develop educational programs and products, develop research and research grants, and create a valuable forum in which NIHD members and the vendor community can network and exchanged education and ideas. For more information about our current sponsors and the Industry Partner program, click here.
Membership Committee Structure
The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD) is a non profit (501c6) professional organization that promotes health care design standards; fosters inclusion of nurses and healthcare providers in all phases of the design process; provides educational programs for its members; and disseminates innovations and research evidence for all areas of health care design. NIHD, Inc. promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary education for all disciplines within the health care design and construction community.