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1 [http://www.hsi.gatech.edu/rebo/index.php/Kit_of_Care Kit of Care]
2 [http://www.hsi.gatech.edu/rebo/index.php/Interactive_Pre-packaging_Helps_Medication_Management Interactive Pre-packaging Helps Medication Management]
3 [http://www.hsi.gatech.edu/rebo/index.php/Behavior_change_in_hospital:_Sodium_restricted_diet Sodium restricted diet Behavior change in hospital: Sodium restricted diet Sodium restricted diet]
4 [http://www.hsi.gatech.edu/rebo/index.php/InTouch:_Video_Frame_Phone_of_the_Future inTouch: Video Frame Phone of the Future]
5 [http://www.hsi.gatech.edu/rebo/index.php/Reducing_the_Impact_of_Hospital-Acquired_Infections_on_Hospital_Readmissions Reducing the Impact of Hospital-Acquired Infections on Hospital Readmissions]
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Revision as of 23:51, 30 November 2011

Georgia Tech Wiki for Healthcare Environment of the Future - Reducing Bouncebacks

COA 8823-DZ (# 86033) / HS 8803 (# 83484) / CS 8803-HEF (# 90909)

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The main objective of this interdisciplinary course HS8803/COA8823/CS8803 is to design and develop the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Future .

The course is mainly intended for the students to

1. To experience and learn techniques for successful interdisciplinary design

2. To be exposed to the unique challenges of healthcare design

3. To learn the importance of environment in the healing process

4. To understand the roles and skills of multiple disciplines in the design process including: the architect, the systems engineer, computer/technology engineer, and the clinician

Final Projects

Kit of Care


Patients bounce back to hospital after discharge often because they are not able to maintain the regiments of treatment at home. There are multiple reasons for this non-adherence such as lack of education or care-giver support, insufficient training to transition, not following the care plan, lack of ability to problem solving etc. To solve these problems, we have developed a 'Kit of Care' which will help the patient and the caregiver to maintain continued healing at home. The anticipated impact of 'Kit of Care' is to assist in reducing hospital readmission.

Team members - Zhuoyang Li & Pramit Sengupta & Lorissa MacAllister

Interactive Pre-packaging Helps Medication Management

Team members are Tiffany Formby * Brandon Whitehead * Asger Juul Møller


Brief: The number of prescriptions and amount of patient education affect medication adherence, which can lead to a higher probability for readmission. Our pre-packaging solution, which includes an interactive QR code, gives the patient an opportunity to be educated and reduce medication confusion.

Behavior change in hospital: Sodium restricted diet


Team members - Tania Pramanik & Durga Kudtarkar & Shubhshankar Murugaiah Sankachelvi

inTouch: Video Frame Phone of the Future

inTouch is a touch screen picture frame that will allow elderly people to easily communicate with family members and care givers via video chatting.

InTouch logo.JPG

Team members are Laura Sims & Khatereh Hadi

Reducing the Impact of Hospital-Acquired Infections on Hospital Readmissions


Poor hand sanitation is one of the key factors leading to increased hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), ultimately leading to a higher risk of readmission. Although hand-washing stations and sanitizers are commonly available in the hospitals, non-compliance rates are high and more measures need to be taken. We have designed a motion-dependent hand-sanitizer to be used to spray alcohol-based antiseptic on hospital door handles, to sanitize the hands of healthcare personnel as they enter ICU and surgical patient wards.

Team members are: Lubna Rashid & Arya Sedehi & Eric Esposito


1. Jeremy Ackerman, MD PhD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University

2. David Cowan, Program Director and Executive in Residence at HSI

3. Ellen Yi-Luen Do, PhD. Associate Professor, Joint Appointments in College of Architecture & College of Computing

4. Craig Zimring, PhD. Professor of architecture and Psychology

HS8803/COA8823/CS8803 carries 3.000 credit hours of Lecture and is jointly handled by the Health Systems Institute at Georgia Tech and the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, Atlanta. Please read the Georgia Tech's Course Critique tool for a clear idea about the scores earned by the students in the previous semesters.


First part of the class is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4.30 - 6.00 pm in the Mgnt 224 classroom.

Second part of the class for Design Build is in the Health Systems Institute, 822 West Peachtree Street HSI location map

Please consult Georgia Tech Map for the exact location.

For weekly schedule, check out the [1] on the left.

Editing this Wiki

Students are encouraged to update this wiki regularly, by editing and uploading relevant information. Before doing that you are advised to read the User's Guide about wiki editing.

To have a track of who is editing what ? all students should create a new account before accessing this wiki. You can do so by clicking on the create an account or log in link at the top-right of every page. When you make edits, please use the "preview" feature to make sure your changes are final, and then don't forget to save. Use the "edit summary" to describe what you did and why. One should ensure that their additions reflect a positive collaboration in the interest of the course.

Writing for Wikipedia articles is a bit different from writing on a standard word processor. Instead of a strict "what you see is what you get" approach, wiki uses simple text codes for formatting. The approach is similar to that used in writing HTML for web pages, but the codes are simpler. The MediaWiki help is a great place to start learning about all the features available.

For the new users, please read the editing guidelines of Wikipedia for the guidelines regarding the Style and the Contents, Heading and subheadings and topics on how to handle the links and images to our wiki.