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Corbin President Achieves EDAC Certification

Posted in Behavioral Science, Healthcare, research on October 8th, 2012 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

On Friday, October 5, 2012, Mark VanderKlipp passed the exam for accreditation in Evidence-Based Design. This certification brings Corbin Design into a community of healthcare administrators, practitioners, planners, architects, interior designers and others committed to achieving real-world results in the design of healthcare environments.

The heart of the Evidence-Based Design curriculum centers on the use of research to demonstrate that design interventions are making a difference in the environments in which we work. Corbin Design had previously developed a research program for the Society for Environmental Graphic Design and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation using EBD process and principles; more information appears in our blog: Hablamos Juntos In The News and on the SEGD’s Web site: Universal Symbols in Health Care. Now that we’ve received this accreditation, we can continue to consult with our clients and add to the body of knowledge surrounding wayfinding communications in both built and virtual environments.

Evidence-Based Design is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. Instead of being a prescriptive solution, EBD is a method utilized by those planning and designing facilities to base decisions on research and critical thinking to create environments that improve patient and staff outcomes, as well as operational outcomes.

More information on EDAC Certification and the Center for Health Design can be found here: http://www.healthdesign.org/edac

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To summarize:

  • Projects currently in fabrication do not need to comply.
  • To the extent possible, projects currently in design should switch to the

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