Environmental Design Research Association Symposium “The Landscape of Accountable Care: How a Patient Focus is Changing the Industry” Program Released

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Event Explores Translational Research & Practice Focused on Emerging Healthcare Models

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is pleased to present the final program for its fall symposium, “The Landscape of Accountable Care: How a Patient Focus is Changing the Industry” on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), 161 East 69th Street, New York City, N.Y. Developed in partnership with NYSID, this formative event engages the expertise of leading healthcare design researchers and practitioners together with providers and policymakers who shape and implement healthcare policy and systems for New York.

Confirmed participants include: Jason Helgerson, Medicaid Director, State of New York; Raven Carter, Director of Patient & Family Experience, New York Health and Hospitals Corporation; Neil Chambers, LEED AP, author of "Urban Green: Architecture for the Future"; Ophelia Chiu, Design Strategy and Innovation Head, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Andrew Jarvis, AIA, Principal, EwingCole; Barry S. Rabner, President & CEO, Princeton HealthCare System; and Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief, METROPOLIS.

Symposium topics explore “Emerging Care Environments”; “Informing Emerging Models Through Research”; “Small Interventions with Big Impacts”; “A Model for Success: The University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro”; and “A Call to Action: Patient-Centered, From Planning to…”. A complete listing of topics and participants can be found at http://www.edra.org/content/edra-inaugural-fall-symposium-landscape-accountable-care.

“We are so pleased to be partnering with EDRA to showcase emerging research and design in healthcare settings,” said Ellen Fisher, NYSID’s vice president of academic affairs and dean. “It is clear that environment and behavior research is reshaping the education and practice of interior design and the symposium’s focus on healthcare design and patient care is an excellent complement to our one-year Master of Professional Studies program in Healthcare Interior Design.”

Media interested in covering this event should contact Kate O’Donnell at to receive press credentials. For more information on this and other research-focused events, visit http://www.edra.org.

About EDRA:
The Environmental Design Research Association is an international, interdisciplinary organization founded in 1968 by design professionals, social scientists, students, educators, and facility managers. EDRA exists to advance and disseminate environmental design research, thereby improving understanding of the inter-relationships of people with their built and natural surroundings toward creation and curation of environments responsive to human needs.

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