Evidence-based healthcare designs are used to create environments that are therapeutic, supportive of family involvement, efficient for staff performance, and restorative for workers under stress.
An evidence-based designer, together with an informed client, makes decisions based on the best information available from research and project evaluations. Critical thinking is required to develop an appropriate solution to the design problem; the pool of information will rarely offer a precise fit with a client's unique situation.
In the last analysis, though, an evidence-based healthcare design should result in demonstrated improvements in the organization's clinical outcomes, economic performance, productivity, customer satisfaction, and cultural measures.
ENVIRONMENTS FOR AGING, produced by Vendome Group LLC, in conjunction with The Center for Health Design brings together developers, owners, design professionals, product manufacturers, and government officials to explore new ideas for creating places that support people as they age.