Throughout July, Healthcare Facility Planning and Design Will Be Explored In A Series of Executive Education Seminars from Harvard Design School

Hospital administrators, physicians, architects, and facility managers are invited to participate in executive education seminars on healthcare planning and design.

(PRWEB) June 11, 2005 -- In July, Harvard Design School’s Office of Executive Education will offer six seminars that focus on the design and planning of healthcare facilities.

These seminars will enable hospital administrators, physicians, architects, and facility managers alike to gain new insights into the complexities of the master facility planning process while exploring emerging technologies and important healthcare issues and trends.

The seminars offered include:
- Service Line Planning: Taking the Guesswork Out of Healthcare Facility Master Planning, July 11
- Business Plan to Facility Plan: Operational Programming for Health Care Services, July 12
- Strategic Facility Master Planning: Balancing Competing Health Care Facility Choices, July 19
- Planning the Emergency Department of the Future, Part 1: July 19-20
- Planning the Emergency Department of the Future, Part 11: July 21-22
- Real Estate Development in Healthcare, July 20

Service Line Planning: Taking the Guesswork Out of Healthcare Facility Master Planning:
This seminar reviews the major trends shaping the future for our nation’s hospitals and illustrates why service line planning has become “required homework” for any health care facility’s master planning process. Participants will learn how to forge a link between a hospital’s strategic planning process and its facility master planning process and will gain an understanding of the basics of clinical service line planning and how it can be used to inform master facility planning and capital investment decision making.

Business Plan to Facility Plan: Operational Programming for Health Care Services:
Intended to introduce operational programming to hospital planners and architects, this seminar acquaints participants with the principles of operational programming, the process required to undertake such an effort successfully, and the statistical techniques available to translate a health care organization’s clinical service plans into future facility requirements. Participants learn how operational needs and parameters—such as service volumes, workflow, patient processing, and materials handling—affect the demands placed on the facility plan.

Strategic Facility Master Planning: Balancing Competing Health Care Facility Choices:
Whether the future includes renovation, new construction, reallocation, or relocation, the strategic facility master plan provides guidance for facility investments. This seminar explores the requirements of the master planning process, which include prioritizing facility choices, buy-in, a clear demand-based process, flexibility and adaptability, and well-defined deliverables and documentation.

Planning the Emergency Department of the Future, Part I and Part II:
This two-part, team-taught seminar introduces evidence-based concepts from architectural design, operational research, computer informatics, and medical science that allow participants to understand the full spectrum of issues confronting modern emergency department design. Part one is a two-day intermediate–advanced program that systematically explores the intersection of design and operations that lead to new emergency department layouts that operate better than traditional departments. The second two-day expert session focuses in detail on emerging factors that will shape the emergency department of the future. Participants may enroll in both or either session(s).

Real Estate Development in Healthcare:
Designed to explore the social and economic factors affecting the value of hospital properties and the relationships between these facilities and their physician groups, this seminar will integrate these dynamics with the growing trend of hospitals optimizing their real estate assets. Trends and factors in hospital mergers, consolidations, and acquisitions; real estate development models, considerations, and options for site development; campus and facility development methodologies and approaches; and projecting long- and short-term development needs are among the topics explored in this seminar.

All of Harvard Design School’s Executive Education Seminars are registered with the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Continuing Education System and earn AIA/CES units. Complete seminar and registration information can be found at www.gsd.harvard.edu/execed.

About the Office of Executive Education at Harvard Design School:
The Office of Executive Education at Harvard Design School is the foremost provider of Executive Education programs for architects, planners, landscape architects, and real estate and building industry professionals. Executive Education offers an extensive menu of open enrollment seminars that explore timely design issues and trends; admissions programs that cover topics in real estate; and customized programs that are tailored to an organization’s or firm’s specific needs. Drawing upon the unparalleled resources of Harvard University, Executive Education programs are led by renowned faculty from the Design School, the Business School, the Law School, and the Kennedy School of Government, as well as eminent practitioners and scholars from across the country and around the world.
For more information, visit www.gsd.harvard.edu/execed.

Contact:
Mary Ferrise
617-423-4699
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