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Phase 1 Problem Identification and Project Formulation


Each Class will include 45 minute lecture and 45 interactive/team process. Weekly or Bi-weekly report and reflection be posted on the web site.


Week #1 Aug 19-21

Aug 19 Why Are We Here? What really happens in the Emergency Department?. lecture by Ellen & Jeremy (check out the Course Notes for presentation slides)

August 21 Clinical process and design considerations for Emergency Department.


Week #2 Aug 26-28

Aug 26 ED Tours - Emory Crawford Long ED Tour

Aug 28 lecture - David Cowan - health systems perspectives (homework: site visit report)

optional Grady ED tour... TBA

Week #3 Sep 02-04

Sep 2 Lecture - Marvina & Jim, Perkins+Will, Practical Innovation

Sep 4 Design Charrette


Week #4 Sep 9-11

Sep 9 - "Marilyn presentation, criterial sorting, and team building exercise"

Sep 11 Lecture – Joyce Bromberg – Field Work methods and techniques


Week #5 Sep 16-18

Sep 16 field observations by individual teams, Marvina to present "triage"

Sep 18 CPOE - Dr. Jon Morris, to speak on Sept. 18th regarding Computerized documentation. He will discuss the EMR, order entry and metrics. He does a lot with data on metrics at Wellstar. His data is helping to change processes throughout the system.



Phase 2 Project Development



Week #6 Sep 23-25

Sep 23 - each team presents their "field observation" findings

Sep 25 - each team collect 3 case studies, and related literature and start a preliminary design)


Week #7 Sep 30-Oct 02

Discussion, project development (case study and a preliminary design)

October 2 - presenting the case studies and a preliminary design - Prototype 1 - 8 min each team


Week #8 Oct 07-09

Prototype 2, mid term presentation & review 10/16 (10/11-14 is Fall break)


Week #9 (No class on Oct 14 - Fall Break) Oct 16

Discussion and reflection on October 16



Phase 3 Project Development and Concept Test


Week #10 Oct 21-23

Getting IRB approval


Week #11 Oct 28-30

Setting up for deployment


Week #12 Nov 04-06

Deployment with visitors??


Phase 4 Project Refinement


Week #13 Nov 11-13

Reports, discussion and revise, presentation


Week #14 Nov 18/20

Project time

Week 15 Nov 25 (No class on Nov 27 - Fall Break)

Continue refinement


Week 16 Dec 02-04

Final presentations (VIP & Public Open House)


Week 17 Dec 09-11

Final documentation due (grad due 12/15)