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Dunston, Phllip; McGlothlin, James; and Arns, Laura

An Immersive Virtual Reality Mock-Up For Design Review Of Hospital Patient Rooms

Abstract: Having identified a scarcity of evidence-based design principles and practices for patient-centered healthcare environments, researchers at the Purdue University Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering have developed a Virtual reality (VR) mock-up of a hospital patient room to explore its efficacy for identifying how physical environment and design elements impact behavior, processes and safety. The VR patient room mock-up is designed to have a high degree of interactivity to facilitate evaluation of the designed space as a “healing environment.” Positive feedback from healthcare practitioners regarding the mockup has motivated the Investigators to leverage their experience to create VR mock-ups for other hospital units and venues.

Keywords: CAVE, mock-up, design review, patient room, patient-centered design

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J Lucas, T Bulbul, W Thabet

A LIFECYCLE FRAMEWORK FOR USING BIM IN HEALTHCARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Abstract: Facility Management (FM) is important for healthcare environments to provide adequate and safe treatment to patients by maintaining the physical environment. FM activities are challenged by being disconnected from other processes within a facility’s lifecycle. Within healthcare, this disconnect is compounded by insufficient communication with clinical personnel about concurrent clinical operations. Insufficient communication can lead to added risk to patient safety and additional cost to healthcare procedures. This paper describes research on identifying the information across the facility lifecycle and within the facility management and operation stage that are needed to support FM activities in healthcare environments. This information will be used to develop an ontology of integrated FM and clinical information for improving the quality of care in a healthcare setting. The ontology will be linked to a BIM. The ontology will ensure that needed information for facility operations is recorded throughout the lifecycle of the facility and allow facility managers quick access to better organized information. Focus will be on giving an overview of the methods used for determining information needs for FM activities through case study analysis. Case studies are identified through interviews with FM and clinical personnel as well as through literature review. Select cases are documented with Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) allowing for separation of steps and actors within each case. Information needs for each of the steps is determined and overlaid onto the BPMN diagrams. Lastly, the source of each information types is determined. Future work will take the information types, and their origins, determined through this analysis and apply it to an ontology. The ontology will support a BIM-based system for capturing information throughout the lifecycle of the facility in support of the operation and maintenance of the facility.

Keywords: Facility Management, Healthcare, Building Information Modelling, Ontology

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T Hartmann

4D models to support safe planning of hospital renovations

Abstract: During hospital renovations, medical processes are, oftentimes, in progress at the same time as construction processes are. As a result, construction work may interfere with ongoing medical work. These conflicts often have undesirable effects on the vulnerable medical processes, in particular in relation to patient safety. Hence, during hospital renovation planning activities medical and construction experts have to work closely together to devise sound construction plans that align these two processes. To support such planning activities, this paper presents a method to model hospital renovation activities using 4D models that link a virtual representation of the hospital and several temporary objects, such as dust barriers, with planned construction sequences. We developed the method in an action research effort working closely together with architectural and medical practitioners on a hospital renovation project in the Netherlands. Throughout this action research we iteratively generated 4D models of the project and applied these models by supporting decision and communication tasks of practitioners in the ongoing project planning process. Next to the method itself, the paper also reports about some these first applications of the model that we were able to observe. These applications show that the method allows construction managers and medical specialists to develop 4D models that help to mutually evaluate the effects of a chosen construction sequence on ongoing medical processes.

Keywords: hospital renovation, safety planning, 4D modelling, action research, modelling process

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