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Analysis and Simulation: Improving Team-Based Primary Care Design

When: October 12, 2017
Time: 12:00pm Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View


1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education

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The Military Health System is moving all primary care to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care within a spectrum of purpose-designed healthcare buildings and retrofits of older medical facilities. The goal is to achieve better experience of care, per capita cost, population health, and overall readiness. This session summarizes the newest research evidence about how design can improve the delivery of team-based ambulatory care, discusses new metrics being delivered jointly between the Military Health System and Georgia Tech, and discusses how to design for a system with a wide spectrum of purpose-designed healthcare buildings and retrofits of older medical facilities.


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Learning Objectives

  • Review the basic care process and built environment features of the PCMH.

  • Understand how PCMH design can affect the delivery and outcomes of care and metrics for evaluating designs.

  • Explore metrics for understanding the likely effects of design on outcomes.

  • Understand design strategies for a system that includes both greenfield clinics and existing buildings.


Presenting Faculty

Craig Zimring, PhD, Professor, SimTigrate Design Lab, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology

An environmental psychologist and professor of architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr Craig Zimring is dedicated to improving health and healthcare through evidence-based design. He established and is the Director of the SimTigrate Design Lab which supports better healthcare safety, quality and experience at lower cost through simulation and lab and field research: http://simtigrate.gatech.edu. He serves on the board of the Center for Health Design and has directed research with the Military Health System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory Healthcare, Philips, Hill-Rom, LSU Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Philips Lighting, Acuity Brands, Hill-Rom and many others. He has over 85 publications in the scholarly and professional press and has won 10 awards for his research.


Jennifer DuBose, Associate Director, SimTigrate Design Lab, Georgia Tech SimTigrate Design Lab

Jennifer R. DuBose is the Associate Director of the SimTigrate Design Lab and a Senior Research Associate with the College of Architecture at the Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities projects. Ms. DuBose’s work seeks to expand the functionality of tools such as simulation, observation and mockups for understanding the impact of space on behavior and outcomes. She is currently managing a large project evaluating variation in Patient Center Medical Home clinic design, care process and outcomes. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings.


Glenn Marsh, LTC, MS, FHFI, EDAC, USAHFPA/G9 Director of Project Planning and Support Division, Defense Health Headquarters, MEDCOM/HFPA

LTC Glenn Marsh is the U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency’s (HFPA) Director of Project Planning & Support Division responsible for U.S. Army Medical Command’s capital investment Military Medical Construction planning, clinical/technical criteria,  design & construction support, and research program supporting a global area of responsibility consisting of 8 medical centers, 14 hospitals, 6 health centers, 81 health clinics, 124 dental clinics, 96 veterinary clinics, and 14 biomedical research activities valued in excess of $9B. He is a Fellow of the Health Facility Institute and was the first Department of Defense Officer to achieve evidence-based design accreditation and certification.