January 12, 2017
Planning to be Flexible, Feasible and Future Ready
With the holiday season now behind us, if you’re like me, you’re deep into planning for 2017. Lists are being made, priorities set and a plan is almost in place. Here at The Center, there are a lot of great new projects in the works and updates to many existing one’s as well.
One new program we will be launching, called Content Collaboratives, is designed as small group deep dives into singular topics to both surface and coalesce knowledge we already know on a particular subject as well as identify the gaps in knowledge we can try to fill. Subject matter experts from other industries will be invited as faculty and participants so we can learn from others how they have successfully solved similar problems in their fields.
Collaboratives are designed to be highly interactive and participatory workshops geared to senior level healthcare and design executives. The first Collaborative, sponsored by Steelcase Health in partnership with Deloitte, will focus on designing ambulatory care environments that address the challenges of the future. Deloitte will host the event in their Greenhouse space, a setting specifically designed to encourage innovative and interactive learning.
Also look for new Insights and Solutions toolboxes on topics ranging from Behavioral Health to Emergency Department Throughput as well as additional resources being added throughout the year to existing toolboxes like Communication and Impact of Aging which are available free to all through partnerships with Steelcase Health and J&J Flooring Group.
Here’s to creating great things together in the coming year.
Wishing you all the best in 2017.
Debra Levin, EDAC
President and CEO
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