American College of Healthcare Architects: Systems Shifting Focus from Healthcare to Heal

About the Session

What is on the horizon for healthcare? What adaptations and adoptions of models of care will be needed in a post-pandemic world? Members of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) Future of Healthcare Task Force share some of our findings in this session. Join us for a discussion of how systems must react to changing needs and shift focus from healthcare to health. We will address the holistic needs of diverse individuals and what that means for your existing and planned facilities. You will learn ways successful care delivery is tied to the built environment and how that environment supports your organization’s ability to react to needs of patients and staff. Our exploration of the link between quality of care and the settings in which that care is delivered will include patient-centered care and whole health models of care. We will review four primary environmental drivers needed to provide for a range of patient needs. Staff resiliency is a critical issue right now. Your efforts to recruit and retain the best team is tied to addressing root causes of burnout. We will explore ways that architecture can help including new strategies for clinical work environments, collaboration and learning spaces, and creating areas of respite.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the patient-centered care model and how it relates to improving relationships between caregivers and patients, provision of care and system features.
  • Name the four most important ways your buildings impact care delivery and when you need to discuss them with your architect.

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Presented By

Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA

GBBN Architects

Michael Covert, FACHE

Northeast Georgia Health System

Lisa Charrin, AIA, ACHA

Vice President/Equipment Strategist
Ross and Baruzzini