ASID Designer Authors Evidence Based Healthcare Design Book

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New book helps interior designers and architects create optimal health care environments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2009) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) with Connecticut-based award-winning interior designer Rosalyn Cama, FASID, and publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announce the release of Evidence-Based Healthcare Design. Written for interior design professionals, architects and facility managers, the book provides a four-step methodology for creating optimal health care interiors.

The book showcases the best examples of evidence-based health care interiors with detailed illustrations and photos. More of a resource than a book, worksheets and checklists provided in the book guide design professionals through the process and guest essays add variety and value to the topic.  

“Properly designed health care environments have proven to reduce patient and staff stress, improve the quality of care and provide safe and effective delivery of health services,” Said Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC. “The methodology of evidence-based design outlined in this book enables interdisciplinary teams to achieve such outcomes.”

Evidence-based design provides interior designers, architects, and their clients a way to make decisions through a process of gathering, evaluating and applying the best and most up-to-date evidence and research. Evidence-Based Healthcare Design uses current research, case studies and worksheets to create a guide for designing healthcare environments that foster healing, optimize quality performance and ensure safety.  

Cama, a frequent writer and speaker on the topic of evidence-based healthcare design, is chair of the Center for Health Design board of directors, president and principal designer of interior design firm CAMA Incorporated and is a past president of ASID. CAMA Inc. has designed many award-winning health care projects nationwide, including Yale-New Haven Hospital and the American Cancer Center Headquarters.

Evidence-Based Healthcare Design may be purchased through the ASID online book center at For more details on the book or to schedule an interview with Rosalyn Cama, FASID, contact Stuart Perkins at

 About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

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