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Dr. Anjali Joseph, Director of the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing, discusses COVID-19, healthcare facility design, and research. AHRQ PSNet.

COVID-19 and the Built Environment.

Discussing areas of risk within the healthcare built environment due to COVID-19. AHRQ PSNet.

Dr. Anjali Joseph Discusses Healthcare Design in Inc. Magazine.

In the typical medical practice, smart design is rarely implemented. Research can help us implement smart designs that improve patient health. The pandemic has resulted in a closer look at patient-centric design.

Researchers with the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing Develop and Implement New OR Design

Elements of a new operating room design, developed by Anjali Joseph, David Allison, Dr. Scott Reeves, and other researchers with the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing at Clemson University, have been incorporated into the R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion at the Medical University of South Carolina. The New York Times recently covered the implementation of the new design developed by this multidisciplinary team.

Dr. Anjali Joseph editing special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Dr. Joseph along with Dr. Ellen Taylor from the Center for Health Design are editing a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) titled Improving Patient and Staff Safety through Evidence-Based Healthcare Design. Paper submission deadline is March 31, 2021. Details can be found here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/health_facilities

Dr. Anjali Joseph presenting at OR Excellence Conference in October

Dr. Joseph along with Dr. Alex Langerman from Vanderbilt University are presenting at the OR Excellence conference on October 22, 2020. Their presentation is titled ‘What will the OR of the future look like?’

Dr. Joseph and Coauthors use Virtual Reality to Look at Health and Green Infrastructure Designs

Browning, M., Suppakittpaisarn, P., Jiang, S. & Joseph, A. (2020). Human Health Assessments of Green Infrastructure Designs Using Virtual Reality. Landscape Architecture, 27(9), DOI: 10.14085/j.fjyl.2020.09.0035.15

Dr. Anjali Joseph delivers virtual presentation for the China Construction Hospital Conference

Dr. Anjali Joseph, Director of the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing, presented “A Human Centered and Evidence-based Approach to Operating Room Design” online for the China Construction Hospital Conference, held September 19-21. The focus of the conference this year was to discuss how to achieve integrated wisdom and diversified development in the medical field and health services under the demand of national policies, as well as how to guide the transformation of modern hospitals from passive medical treatment towards active health with the construction innovation concept.

Dr. Anjali Joseph delivers virtual presentation for the Columbia Museum of Art’s ArtBreak Series

Dr. Anjali Joseph, Director of the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing (CHFDT), presented “Architecture and the Choreography of Healthcare” for the Columbia Museum of Art’s ArtBreak series. The virtual presentation, delivered on August 25th, provided examples of healthcare environments from observational studies to illustrate the dynamic interactions between the built environment, care providers and those receiving care, tasks performed, and the tools and equipment used. Dr. Joseph’s presentation demonstrated the importance of understanding these complex interactions when designing human-centered healthcare environments.

Dr. Anjali Joseph led a panel presentation at the virtual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Healthcare Conference

Dr. Anjali Joseph led the panel presentation titled ‘Using simulation-based evaluations of physical and virtual mock-ups to design safer hospital environments’ at the virtual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Healthcare conference May 18-20, 2020. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Toronto on March 8-10. Dr. Joseph co-presented with speakers from the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Health Quality Council of Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Anjali Joseph participated in an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality review panel February 19-20 in Washington, D.C.

The group met to review grant proposals related to identifying risks and hazards that lead to medical errors and identifying solutions to prevent patient injury associated with the delivery of health care. The research findings and products include providing information on the scope and impact of medical errors on costs, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care; quality improvement research; examining and improving medical liability; identifying the root causes of threats to patient safety; research focused on healthcare associated infections; and examining effective ways to make system-level changes to help prevent errors and harms.

Architecture + Health program director David Allison receives lifetime achievement and Changemaker awards. Clemson website. September 10, 2019.

https://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/architecture-health-program-director-david-allison-receives-lifetime-achievement-and-changemaker-awards/

Rethinking the OR: Simulation Tests Researchers’ Ideas for Improving Operating Room Design. Clemson website. January 7, 2019

https://newsstand.clemson.edu/rethinking-the-or-simulation-tests-researchers-ideas-for-improving-operating-room-design/

Rethinking the OR: Simulation tests researchers' ideas for improving operating room design. December 17, 2018.

https://web.musc.edu/about/news-center/2018/12/17/or-of-the-future

Designing a Safer OR. Healthcare Design Magazine. November 16, 2018.

https://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/trends/research-theory/designing-a-safer-or/

Hospitals Look to Innovation to Inspire Design. HealthTech. October 22, 2018.

https://healthtechmagazine.net/article/2018/10/hospitals-look-innovation-inspire-design

How a patient advocate becomes a healthcare designer of the future. Clemson website. August 6, 2018.

https://newsstand.clemson.edu/how-a-patient-advocate-becomes-a-health-care-designer-of-the-future/?utm_source=homepage-feature

Clemson professor named '18 research-winner by Healthcare Design Magazine. Clemson website. August 2, 2018.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-professor-named-18-research-winner-by-healthcare-design-magazine/

Inside the OR of the future: X-ray vision, 'Siri for Surgeons,' and more. May 31, 2018.

https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2018/05/31/or-of-the-future

The Operating Room of the Future. The Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2018 by Laura Landro

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-operating-room-of-the-future-1527559862

It's Time to Build a Better OR. Outpatient Surgery Magazine (Special Edition). March, 2018 by Dr. Scott Reeves

http://magazine.outpatientsurgery.net/i/954753-special-outpatient-surgery-edition-surgical-construction-march-2018/1

Reimaging and reinventing surgical workspaces. Outpatient Surgery Magazine (Special Edition). March, 2018 by Dr. Anjali Joseph (pp 64-65)

http://magazine.outpatientsurgery.net/i/954753-special-outpatient-surgery-edition-surgical-construction-march-2018/63

Clemson, MUSC unveil operating room prototype. Charleston Business Journal. March 13, 2018

 

New operating rooms: S.C. researchers focus on changing antiquated design. KPVI 6. February 18, 2018

New operating rooms: S.C. researchers focus on changing antiquated design. Telezkope. February 18, 2018
 
New operating rooms: S.C. researchers focus on changing antiquated design. The Times and Democrat. February 18, 2018

http://thetandd.com/business/local/new-operating-rooms-s-c-researchers-focus-on-changing-antiquated/article_9feac5e0-fc23-589b-96b9-86aac1a96171.html

Clemson, MUSC share gains made in OR design project. Clemson website. January 25, 2018 by Tara Romanella

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-musc-share-gains-made-in-or-design-project/?utm_source=streamsend&utm_medium=email&utm_content=30329323&utm_campaign=Inside%20Clemson:%20Unveiling%20the%20future,%20university%20compliance%20office,%20meet%20a%20tiger 

MUSC, Clemson share gains made in OR design project. upstatebizSC. January 29, 2018 by Tara Romanella
 
Clemson architecture program teams up with MUSC to design a better operating room. The Post and Courier. January 29, 2018 by Lauren Sausser

https://www.postandcourier.com/health/clemson-architecture-program-teams-up-with-musc-to-design-a/article_54cee450-de9e-11e7-9374-bf10a236cd8e.html

Clemson project recognized for conceptual design excellence at Healthcare Design Expo. Clemson website. November 14, 2017 by Tara Romanella

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-project-recognized-for-conceptual-design-excellence-at-healthcare-design-expo/

MUSC, Clemson University collaborate in integrated OR suite designs. MUSC Catalyst News. August 29, 2017 by Olivia Franzese

http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/newscenter/2017a/integrated-OR-design2/