Covid-19 Update

11/9/2020 4:45 – 5:45 PM

Track:Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research


Sahar Mihandoust

Research Assistant Professor

Clemson University

Herminia Machry

Post-doctoral Associate

Georgia Institute of Technology

David Allison

Alumni Distinguished Professor and Director

Clemson University

Anjali Joseph

Professor, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Endowed Chair in Architecture + Health

Clemson University

Session Description

A four-year federally funded patient safety learning lab (PSLL) titled Realizing Improved Patient Care through Human-Centered Design in the OR (RIPCHD.OR) has resulted in in-depth research on operating rooms as well as the development of an OR prototype and high-fidelity OR mock-up. The concepts developed in this project were also implemented in a new ambulatory surgery center. This session presents findings from the post-occupancy evaluation (POE) of the operating room prototype using facility walk throughs, surgery observations, and interviews and surveys with surgical team members and administrators. Come hear how the RIPCHD.OR met its goals for improving patient safety and experience and areas where OR layout still needs further examination.