Time is running out to register for "The Emergency Department: Considerations for Innovation & Strategic Design", taking place in Washington, DC, June 27-28, 2013. For more details and to register, click here.
Attendees will have the chance to interact with 15 industry thought leaders and choose between five working emergency departments to tour. The emergency department tours include:
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, is the busiest ED in the state of Maryland. In 2011, the hospital completed a large facility expansion, a project that included a brand new ED with 100 patient beds, a dedicated pediatric ED and a behavioral health area. The ED maintains an excellent relationship with the community and emergency medical services providers, and there are numerous teaching opportunities, including a dedicated physician assistant training program and residents that rotate through the department.
For more details including the agenda, speaker biographies and registration, click here.
The Emergency Department: Considerations for Innovation & Strategic Design Workshop - more information and registration.
The Healthcare Campus: Ambulatory Care Facility Workshop - more information and registration.
Mark your calendars now and don't miss the 2013 Pebble Partner Colloquiums.
May 8-10, 2013
Pebble Project Host: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
September 23-25, 2013
San Diego, CA
Pebble Project Host: Palomar Health
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Thanks to your support, we look forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2013! Click here to see what we have accomplished through the past two decades.
The Fall Pebble Partner Colloquium was recently held in Dallas, TX. Hosted by the New Parkland Hospital, meeting attendees were able to tour the Parkland construction site, as well as see mockups, prefabricated bathrooms, and the CUP. Parkland also presented the methods used in the development of their numerous EBD research projects.
Keynote presentations from James Mendenorp (Kaufman Hall and Associates, Inc.) and Juliet Rogers (Blue Cottage Consulting) sparked the audience to challenge current thinking about the changing healthcare market and project "mojo” and momentum. Project updates were offered by the University of Kentucky (Inpatient Unit Team Collaboration) and Princeton Healthcare System (Model Room results). Panel discussions among several Pebble Partners included topics such as the use of metrics (Northeast Georgia Healthcare System and Princeton Healthcare System, with guest Terri Zborowsky of AECOM) and using the built environment as a catalyst for culture change (Adelante Healthcare, HDR, and Palomar Health).
Several presentations focused on the latest technology. Guest speakers Salley Whitman of NXT and Dr. John Moore, of the MIT Media Lab and New Media Medicine, presented their project, Collaborythym, a new platform to provide real-time interactive feedback between patients and physicians, while Pebble Partner, Nemours, presented their Logistics Center, an innovation to provide remote intervention and assistance in the event of a patient emergency. Dr. Murray Gillies of the Brain Body and Behavior group at Philips Research reported on the recently published study about the Ambient Experience in PET/CT uptake rooms.