Delve into the impact, performance and outcomes of rubber flooring in healthcare.
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 is best known for its reform of health insurance, the law also redefines how healthcare is delivered. Today’s healthcare facilities are transforming into centers designed for not just physical wellness, but emotional well-being. A CEU for-credit course offered through nora is examining the impact of the ACA on healthcare design and delving into the performance attributes of rubber flooring in healthcare. The course, Creating Safer Spaces in Healthcare, provides:
“Investments in the safety and performance of flooring must consider health, safety, and welfare as they pertain to the business decisions healthcare facilities are facing today. The design community—architects, interior designers, and key stakeholders in healthcare—need a clear understanding of the terminology, operational drivers, and tools surrounding the “new normal” as brought about by ACA.”
As healthcare transitions from volume-based to value-based patient-centered care, providers must improve the quality of care and deliver it at a lower cost by operating more efficiently, improving patient outcomes and increasing patient satisfaction. Because flooring encompasses every square inch of the healing environment, it is a vital material that cannot be overlooked. Through evaluating the impact, performance and outcomes of rubber flooring in healthcare, designers can align with ACA doctrines, focusing on patient-centered care and the ability to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care in the healing environment.
Creating Safer Spaces in Healthcare offers the following credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IDCEC CEU (credit is also accepted by the ASID, IIDA and IDC); 0.1 IACET CEU; and 1 EDAC CEU.