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2016 ACHE Wisconsin Annual Meeting

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September 26 - 28 | Elkhart Lake, WI

EUA's Diane Smith and Kristin Dufek will be attending this year's American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) WI Chapter Annual Meeting with Kristin participating in a panel discussion.

Panel Discussion

Aligning Evidence-Based Design and Evidence-Based Medicine to Design a More Efficient and Higher Quality Patient-Centered Healthcare Delivery Model

Evidence-based design (EBD) incorporates the process of basing decisions with regard to healthcare facility environments on creditable research to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patient. Historically, many healthcare facilities have been designed primarily around the provider’s processes. However, the facility design did not always produce efficient or effective workflow for the provider nor did the design incorporate the best interests of the patient. With the advancements in technology, healthcare providers are finding out that there are proven, efficient and effective strategies to achieve more desirable outcomes that are in the best interest of the patient. Implementing EBD principles can sometimes be a difficult decision for the provider with the concern that it may increase their costs. The key to overcoming this concern is to educate healthcare facility decision-makers about the types of research that are available to quantify the long-term value of EBD. Since the practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) requires conscientious and committed use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of patients it is paramount there be an alignment between EBD and EBM to provide more efficient and high quality healthcare delivery. 

Presenter Information
Moderator - Tim Prince, Senior Advisor for Findorff
Panelist - Brent Peterson, VP, Industrial Engineer with HGA
Panelist - Kristin Dufek, VP + Healthcare Studio Director with EUA