How can health architects design appropriate and sustainable clinical care environments that support emerging innovations in clinical care?
Diagnosis-based capital funding and alignment with hospital objectives for efficiency hold the key. International best practice investment methods are patient-focussed, viewing hospitals as the sum of multiple diagnostic and treatment options.
A new model for investment by diagnosis group allows architects to design specifically for the patient, the treatment and the outcome. Appropriate design is determined by evidence-based medicine, evidence-based design and evidence-based funding. When tested for 36% of Australian patients the model identified better patient outcomes, lower staffing costs and more frequent and flexible investments.
Speaker - Rhonda Kerr, Principal Health Planner for Hames Sharley Architects and Planners as well as the Director Economics, Health Services and Planning, for the Guidelines and Economists Network International (GENI).
Rhonda has more than 35 years’ experience in health economics, health service planning and health facilities planning. She has held senior roles with Australian Governments and advised public and private health care organisations in Australasia and Asia. In her spare time, she has undertaken a Ph.D. at Curtin University which is currently being assessed. Rhonda has been involved in over 40 hospital and health service development projects. Her work has been referenced in major national health reviews. Her doctoral studies at Curtin University examine if diagnosis-based capital can fund more appropriate, sustainable and innovative services.
Following Rhonda’s presentation there will be a panel discussion with representatives from selected States giving short presentations and discussing:-
“Current Approaches to Capital Funding”.
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