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Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Creating A Collaborative Model of Healthcare Facility Design For the Future

SPEAKERS
Xiaobo Quan, PhD, EDAC
Professor of Practice, Director, Center for Health Research & Design, Washington University in St. Louis
 
Donna Ware
Executive Director, Planning and Design, BJC HealthCare

Healthcare facilities constitute an important asset in improving the quality of care, strengthening population health, and reducing cost. However, healthcare organizations often struggle with the lack of expertise and other resources to innovatively optimize the facility design and evaluate design decisions in a rigorous and unbiased way. BJC HealthCare is partnering with Washington University in St. Louis in creating a multidisciplinary research center to better utilize the research expertise at a tier-one research university. The new collaborative model brings new insights from various disciplines to design optimization and evaluation, and facilitates the engagement of academic researchers on three projects that focus on hospital inpatient room, ambulatory surgery environment, and workplace design for healthcare business occupancies. Attendees will hear about the process and experience as well as the strengths of the new model and lessons learned.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn about a new model of collaboration between healthcare organization and university on healthcare facility design optimization and evaluation
2. Learn about a new model of collaboration between healthcare organization and university on healthcare facility design optimization and evaluation
3. Evaluate the benefits and room for improvement of the new model
4. Identify the opportunities of applying the lessons learned in research and design practices

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH