Jamie Beyer

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About Me:

  • I am from New Jersey and really stink at pumping my own gas.
  • I live on campus in the GLC.
  • I am currently working for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on a Revenue Cycle project.
  • I worked for a year as a business analyst for JPMorgan Chase in Manhattan.



Apparently I'm not very good at oragami!


Julia Jones's Interesting points:
  • A certificate of need is required for a regulatory review process of the state to build a hospital.
  • Evidence based design to impact experience
- Center for healthcare design
- designing for efficiency
- patient focused
- philanthropic
- "universal room"
- Flexible for future expansion
- Centers of Excellence
  • Most doctors not employed by the hospitals, and have poor handwriting!
  • self propelled beds
  • COW - Computer on Wheels
  • Abulatory = outpatient treatment
  • General Inpatient = diagnostic

For more clarification: What are we doing for Hughes Spaulding? What have they not planned yet?


Craig Zimring - Environments of Healing

Evidence based medicine -> evidence based practive -> EVIDENCE BASED DESIGN physical design variables that support decision making www.healthdesign.org/research/reports Principles:

  • Improve quality and saftey
  • Patient and Family centered

Hospitals are too noisy!

3 zones in a room: 1. family zone 2. patient zone 3. care giver zone

hospital contruction costs ~ $300 per sq. ft

  • incorporate nature, art, music
  • moving control from the institution to the individual
  • decentralized nurses stations
  • sound absorbing ceiling tiles
  • acuity adaptable rooms
  • flexible spaces
  • oversized, windowed single rooms
  • computerized order entry
  • PDAs

= fewer falls, fewer patient transferes, less infections, reduced nurse turnover, reduced drug costs

8/28/07 Hughes Spaulding Visit

5 Observations

  • Low ceilings feel oppresive
  • Entrance area is small and not welcoming
  • Poor way finding. Nothing in addition to the signs
  • ED is extremely cramped and a sheet is used to divide one large room. It is also L shaped which makes visibility and communication difficult from one side to the other.
  • Patient bracelets activate alarms and lock doors - Infant Protection System is a great idea.

5 Ideas

  • More lighting too make smaller areas appear larger
  • New paint and updated artwork to appeal to the children
  • Color coding pathways to make it easier for way finding
  • Motorized golf cart to transport patient through the tunnel

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