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New Strategies for Evaluating Patient Room Design Features

May 29 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Virtual HSW Opportunity!
1 HSW Learning Unit

New Strategies for Evaluating Patient Room Design Features Using Mock-ups and Simulations
May 29, 2024, Noon – 1:00PM, Zoom Session

Mock-ups are standard tools-of-the-trade for designing new patient rooms and other healthcare spaces. But can you squeeze more and better insights from the evaluation process to improve clinician workflow and patient experience?

New strategies, combining physical mock-ups with an evidence-based design process and simulation-based evaluations, can provide design teams with enhanced opportunities to test specific design features at different phases of patient room design.

Hear what happened when two of the industry’s leading healthcare design researchers teamed up with senior leaders in Project Planning and Nursing from Indiana University Health Adult Academic Health Center to take their design decision-making to the next level.

Evaluating physical mock-ups at four different stages of design refinement; obtaining extensive clinician input through simulated patient care scenarios (e.g. toileting, code and ECMO); and, employing other testing and feedback methodologies, enabled the team to identify design refinements that mock-ups alone might miss.

They’ll share their highly-collaborative design and evaluation process along with the unique patient room design insights they uncovered.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how an evidence-based design process may support design decision-making related to patient room design.
  • Explore how different types of patient care scenarios may be used to test specific design features at different phases of design.
  • Consider different types of simulation-based evaluation approaches that can be used at different phases of design.
  • Provide evidence-based patient room design solutions for supporting clinician workflow and patient experience.



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