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  • JLY Closets Jelece Morris, Ljilja Ruzic Kascak, Yash Kshirsagar

Phase 1 Problems and Issues

Here are the most recent evaluations of the topics

Revise you problem as you like and add your revised problem title and very brief description below in Project Group 1 revised

Project Group 1

Laura Salisbury, Ben Cleveland, Lee Sanghun

  • Elderly patients have many prescriptions to keep track of from multiple sources
  • Doctor has difficulty assessing medication history and compliance

Elderly patients take multiple prescription medications that are often filled by different pharmacies. In addition, due to physical and mental impairment they are at risk for noncompliance to prescription instructions. In the stressful environment of an emergency department, the elderly have difficulty communicating accurately their medication history and compliance record, forcing doctors to make medical decisions based on potentially incomplete or inaccurate medication information.

Project Group 2

Mark Smith, Frank Johnson, Jessica Bier, Gokul Gupta, Eric Esposito, Jelece E. Morris, Yash Kshirsagar, Janani Venugopalan, Vinay Bharadwaj, Chen Feng


  • Noise Reduction (in different area of ED)
  • Way Finding (helping patients find their way through the ER)
  • Improvements to the Triage Process/Triage room/types design (what are the opportunities for improvements?)

Project Group 3

Eric Esposito , Chen Feng , Yash Kshirsagar, Vinay Bharadwaj

  • "Monitoring equipment and alarms are audible irritants in the ED because of the consistency, predictability and long-term exposure, occupants senses can be dulled and their responses to these sounds and those similar to them can be slowly habituated."

File:Noise in ED.pdf


  • The waiting room at the ED of Grady Hospital does not provide an optimal/positive healing environment. It feels like a cold, unwelcoming environment. Lack of positive distractions such as sources of entertainment, sufficient daylight or nature view could lead to aggravation of patients' condition.

Project Group 4

Frank Crittenden, Ljilja Kascak, Mothusi Phometsi, Arun Narasimhan

1. Patients are often unfamiliar with the treatment process in the Emergency Department. The process is unknown and often unclear, and directions and terminology are often technical and dictatorial. This can lead to high levels of uncertainty and anxiety, patients leaving without receiving treatment, potential aggression, and reduced patient satisfaction.File:Information and Awareness in the ED 2012-10-02 - 2 page.ppt

2. Patients are often left waiting after arrival through the ambulance entrance into the Grady Emergency Department. The environment provides no privacy, which fosters anxiety and creates infection control issues. This can lead to high levels of uncertainty and anxiety, reduced patient satisfaction, and possibilities for disease transmission.

3. Patient Navigators in the ER provide personalized followup and guidance to patients with non-urgent complaints. The number of patients handled by a Navigator and the cost involved to the hospital for maintaining the position of a Navigator are items that could be tackled better. File:Patient Navigator.pdf

Project Group 5

Jelece Morris, David Woods, Jenny Liu,

Problem 1 In addition to transferring the patient, EMT’s are required to exchange the patient’s information to the triage nurses. Ambulances arriving at the Emergency Department at Grady have been observed taking as long as eighteen minutes to transfer a patient to the ED. The more efficiently that EMT’s transfer a patient, the more quickly they can respond to other calls.**This one needs extra refinement

Problem 2 EMT’s verbally exchange information to the triage nurses in the ambulance bay, which increases opportunities for error, compromises HIPAA protocols, and requires more time than other means of information exchange. **Needs to be more specific

Project Phase 1 Revised

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Brief Description

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Project 4-1

Title: Linking Multiple Medication Records to Aid Medication Reconciliation Between Practitioners and Elderly Patients

  • Elderly patients have many prescriptions to keep track of from multiple sources
  • Doctor has difficulty assessing medication history and compliance

Elderly patients take multiple prescription medications that are often filled by different pharmacies. In addition, due to physical and mental impairment they are at risk for noncompliance to prescription instructions. In the stressful environment of an emergency department, the elderly have difficulty communicating accurately their medication history and compliance record, forcing doctors to make medical decisions based on potentially incomplete or inaccurate medication information.

1. Laura Salisbury, MID, laura.d.salisbury@gmail.com

2. Ben Cleveland, MSHS, bmcleveland313@gmail.com

3. Lee Sanghun, MSIE, dodori0909@gmail.com

Project 4-2

Title: Reducing Anxiety in the Grady Hospital's ED Waiting Lobby

There is a need to reduce patient’s anxiety due to waiting in the Grady's ED Waiting lobby. Patients with anxiety at the ED report decreased satisfaction with the treatment of pain. Anxiety sometimes leads to aggression and even violence, increased risk of clinical deterioration, ambulance diversion, patients' LWBS (Leave Without Being Seen), inflated staff workload, and more. Engaging patients while waiting in the ED lobby reduces anxiety and offers positive distractions and experience.

1. Ljilja Kascak, MID, ljilja@gatech.edu

2. Mothusi Phometsi

3. Erxi Liu

Project 4-1

Title: Improving Patients' Process Awareness in the Emergency Department

Brief Description: Patients are often unfamiliar with the treatment process in the Emergency Department. The process is unknown and often unclear, and directions and terminology are often technical and dictatorial. This can lead to high levels of uncertainty and anxiety, patients leaving without receiving treatment, potential aggression, and reduced patient satisfaction. File:Information and Awareness in the ED 2012-10-02 - 2 page.ppt

Sign Up:

1. Frank Crittenden, Building Construction PhD, fcrittenden3@gatech.edu

2. Arun Narasimhan, MS CS, arunpn@gatech.edu

3.

Project Group 3-1

Title: Audible Irritants in the ED

Sign Up:

1. Eric Esposito, M.Arch, eric.esposito2@gmail.com

2. Yash Kshirsagar, MS CS, yash.ksagar@gatech.edu

3. Chen Feng, Ph.D. student in Architecture, c.feng@gatech.edu

4. Vinay Bharadwaj, MS CS, vbharadwaj6@gatech.edu

5. Jenny Liu, MS ECE, jliu49@gatech.edu

Final Project


The Wall

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Navigate

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Members:

Frank Crittenden

Arun Narasimhan

Janani Venugopalan

Health Buzzer

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Members:

Jelece Morris


Jing Liu (Jenny)


David Woods

Audible

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Members Eric Esposito Vinay Bharadwaj


MobiBuzz

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Members

Chen Feng

Yash Kshirsagar

Parachute Prescription Network

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Members:

Laura Salisbury

Sanghun Lee

Ben Cleveland