Report of the Task Group for Innovative 21st Century Building Environments for VA Healthcare Delivery - Part 2  


In order to study and make recommendations to VA across the full range of innovative design principles, technology, and business practices for transforming the environment of care, the Task Group, supported by the VA Advisory Group, divided into nine topical committees. The committee discussions were not made in isolation of the broad context of the Task Group challenge. The chapters of Part 2 report the recommendations of the nine committees: Care Optimization, Healing Environments, Satisfaction, Adaptability, Sustainability, Building Operations and Maintenance, Building Acquisition, Data Acquisition, and Continuous Innovation. While the nine chapters focus on individual aspects, the recommendations and discussions overlap due to the essential inter-relationships within the healthcare environment.