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Transforming Healthcare: Integrating Lean and Evidence-Based Design Workshop

When: May 27, 2020
Time: 1:00pm Central

Have you wondered whether Lean and Evidence-Based Design can be part of the same project? Pairing Lean and Evidence-Based Design during the design and construction of a project can transform the healthcare environment and patient and staff experiences.

Learn how designers, owners, and builders can maximize this potential by integrating these value-based approaches in all phases of a project. This interactive workshop will illustrate how Lean methods can be informed, complemented, and enhanced by an EBD process that uses research findings, data collection and analysis. Maximizing value to the customer, eliminating waste, and continuous improvement are at the core of Lean, while improving safety and quality is at the core of evidence-based design. To address today’s healthcare issues, you shouldn’t do one without the other.

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues and a coach to simulate this integration. You will leave with tools and resources that can be applied on your next project.



Learning Objectives

  • To explore the added value of integrating an Evidence Based Design (EBD) process and Lean methods to transform healthcare environments by researching the pain points a facility is experiencing, proposing improvements, and reducing the waste and rework in the design and construction process.

  • To identify opportunities to incorporate both Lean and EBD during the various stages of design, construction and occupancy to improve safety, quality and project delivery.

  • To gain an understanding of how to build a business case with the entire team (owner, design firm, and contractor), link design to outcomes, and measure and evaluate your results.

  • To learn how firms have successfully integrated these processes to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the users and staff by reviewing case studies of the project approach and goals, and measured post-occupancy evaluation results.