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Past Projects

Research Contract: Analyzing Nursing Tasks in Acute Care Settings [2007]

Sponsor: Spartanburg Regional Health System

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Research Sub-Contract: Patient Room of the Future Prototype – Phase I [2007-9]
Sponsor: DoD through SRHS/NXT

Project Description:

Involving four research tasks as part of the DoD “Hospital for the Future” Program

Task 1: Physical Construction and Virtual Model of the Patient Room Prototype
Task 2:  Evaluate Patient Headwall and Bathroom Design Concept in the Patient Room Prototype
Task 3: Investigate the Impact of Nature Views on Health
Task 4: Investigate New, Emerging and Advanced Materials/Technologies for the Patient Room

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Research Sub-Contract: Patient Room of the Future Prototype – Phase II [2008-10]
Sponsor: DoD through NXT
Involving five research tasks as part of the DoD “Hospital for the Future” Program

Project Description:

Task 1: Integrated Technology Solutions to Support Healthcare Delivery
Task 2: Assess Headwall Design Performance in the Village at Pelham Hospital
Task 3: Assess Lighting Design Concepts for the Patient Room Prototype
Task 4: Impact of Virtual Nature Images on Stress & Pain in Hospitalized Patients
Task 5: Post Occupancy Evaluation Tool for Assessing the Built Environment

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Research Sub-Contract: Assist DoD MHS in developing tools for implementing and evaluating World Class and Evidence Based Health Facilities Design [2009-10]
Sponsor: DoD Primary Contract to Noblis and Subcontract through NXT

Project Description:

Task 1: Develop Case Study Instrument and use on 3-5 best practice healthcare facilities 
Task 2: Develop Design Guidelines for implementing World Class and EBD strategies
Task 3: Develop a design review instrument for evaluating MHS projects in progress
Task 4: Assist MHS/Noblis in development of Medical Facility Process and Navigational Model

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Research Sub-Contract: Assist DoD MHS in developing tools for implementing and evaluating World Class and Evidence Based Health Facilities Design [2010-11]
Sponsor: DoD Primary Contract to Noblis and Subcontract through NXT 

Project Description:

Task 1: Assist in refinement of a World Class toolkit and Checklist 
Task 2: Develop metrics for World Class Mandatory Strategies
Task 3: Develop a POE tool and implement it in a MHS facility
Task 4: Assist MHS/Noblis in review of DoD Planning Criteria

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