The Zero Harm Goal and the Architect’s Role in Healthcare Facilities

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 3pm ET

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Complying with the codes and standards referenced in CMS requirements helps to achieve the zero-harm goal, and quality and safety in healthcare facilities every day. These requirements must be met by accredited healthcare facilities and health care providers, and only accredited healthcare facilities are able to accept the 60 million Americans enrolled in Medicare. This session will focus on CMS requirements that are used by State Agencies or approved national accreditation organizations (AO) during these surveys to accredit healthcare facilities and providers, and also review the codes and standards referenced by these requirements. Complying with these codes and standards during the planning, design, and construction phases, makes it easier for healthcare providers to achieve the “zero harm for patients” goal, quality, and during the entire life cycle of these facilities. 

Learning objectives

  • Understand CMS requirements for the healthcare facilities
  • Understand how surveys work by the State Agencies and accreditation organizations
  • Understand differences in requirements for various healthcare settings
  • Understand codes and standards relevant to Environment of Care, Emergency Management, and Life Safety


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  • Pelin Atasoy


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    Pelin Atasoy has more than 30 years of architectural experience, along with 25 years of experience...