Acute Care Facility P.O.E – Studying the effects of indoor environment quality on the most vulnerable occupants
Professional: KieranTimberlake Philadelphia, PA JeffDESIGNPhiladelphia, PA
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Jefferson University Hospital and KieranTimberlake attempted to reinvent how Post Occupancy Evaluations (P.O.E.s) are conducted in hospitals. We developed novel techniques to understand how the design of the Emergency Department affects patient experience, and explored what effects it might have on quality of care. We ran a number of experiments which allowed us to understand the experience of any individual patient, and more importantly, the patient experience in general. Preliminary findings were presented at the “Building for Health and Well-Being” conference in 2016.
"Development of a Novel Emergency Department Mapping Tool." Health Environments Research and Design Journal. 2019