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WEBINAR | Innovating Patient Centered Solutions in the Live Practice Environment

When: December 7, 2023
Time: 10:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar



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While technology investments among hospital systems is common, access to a local testing environment — where innovations can be reviewed by end-user clinicians — is not as common. 

The Stanford Innovation Center opened with the goal of fostering innovation where it matters by creating a local space where new innovations are tested before deployment into the real practice setting.

This webinar will explore strategies for creating pop-up and embedded innovation centers in healthcare settings. The discussion will include the benefits of bringing innovation directly to the point of care including increasing clinician engagement, de-risking technology, improving patient outcomes, and enhancing collaboration between healthcare providers, technology teams, and industry partners. See how clinical perspectives are essential and how their access to provide that input informs design and implementation. 


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of pop-up and embedded innovation centers. 
  • Learn methods for gathering feedback from patients and healthcare providers to identify a technology solution that meets their needs. 
  • Contemplate the concept of de-risking and its significance in healthcare design and innovation.
  • Identify strategies for fostering collaboration between healthcare providers, technology teams, and industry partners to optimize design innovation in healthcare settings. 


Presenting Faculty

Nerissa Ambers, Manager of Nursing Innovation & Informatics, Stanford Healthcare

Nerissa Ambers is a Manager of Nursing Innovation & Informatics at Stanford Healthcare. She earned her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University and has over 20 years of experience working in academic medical centers. In her tenure at Stanford, she has executed rapid technology rollouts in the activation of a 368-bed hospital tower, COVID response and surge planning. In May of 2021, she led the launch of an in-situ innovation center located on a medical ICU in the new tower. Areas of current focus include generative AI and virtual nursing. 


Darren Batara, Manager of Nursing Innovation & Informatics, Stanford Healthcare

Darren Batara is a manager of nursing innovation and informatics at Stanford Healthcare, under the office of the associate chief nursing informatics officer. Darren manages a variety of hardware & software technologies in support of nursing and other cross-disciplines and has been an active support member to the new Stanford innovation center. Darren previously worked in the mixed ICU as a nurse manager and staff member, before transitioning to a role as part of the new Stanford hospital activation team. Current areas of focus include sustainability, mobile applications and monitoring, and technology-enabled research.