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Designing the Next Generation Emergency Department

Last week we had a day of engaging presentations and active discussions around how to create the next generation of emergency department.  Thank you to all the presenters and delegates for their strong participation.

The presentations from the day are listed below along with a mindmap of the workshop conversation.  Please get back to me with any additions or comments to the mindmap. 

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Presenters and facilitators:

Dr Sally McCarthy:
President of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine
Prof Johanna Westbrook:
Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, University of NSW
Dr Paul Barach:
Senior Research Fellow at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, Associate Professor at the University of South Florida and Chair of research at the Center for Health Design.
Dr David Hansen:
CEO of CSIRO's Australian eHealth Research Centre
Dr John Zelcer:
Head of Strategy, NEHTA - National E - Health Transition Authority
Dr Ian Forbes: Adjunct Professor, Health Architecture and Planning (GHAAP), University of Technology, Sydney, practicing health architect
Katerina Andronis:
Director Health, Deloitte Australia
Ian Gibson:
Researcher in emergency department modeling and Project Director, Johnstaff Projects Pty Ltd



Time Title & Speaker
8:30 - 8:40 Welcome and Program Overview
Brendan Lovelock
8:40 - 9:20 The Challenges in Australian ED's
Sally McCarthy
9:20 - 10:00 The Way Clinicians Interact in Emergency Departments
Johanna Westbrook
10:00 - 10:20 Morning Break
10:20 - 11:00 Clinical Safey and Design in the ED
Paul Barach
11:00 - 11:40 Built Environment and its impact on Hospital Performance
Ian Forbes
11:40 - 12:20 Modelling of ED Demand. The Predictive Patient Analysis Tool
David Hansen
12:20 - 1:00 Emergency Department Journey in the new world
Katerina Andronis, Debbie Neilsen and Gayle Smith
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 2:40 Modeling the ED Processes in Australian Hospitals
Ian Gibson
2:40 - 3:30 Facillitated Design Workshop
John Zelcer/Paul Barach
3:30 - 3:45 Afternoon Break
3:45 - 4:30 Facillitated Design Workshop
John Zelcer/Paul Barach
4:30 - 5:30 Panel Discussion of workshop outputs
John Zelcer (Panel chair)


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