The Nursing Network call series takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. Facilitated by Carol Geary, it features conversations to explore the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and other topics. All are welcome.
Nursing Network Call
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 1-2pm ET
Topic: Designing a Healthy Work Environment: Aligning Architecture, Operations and Technology
Guest: Debbie Gregory
Presentation: Designing a Healthy Work Environment (pptx)
Debbie Gregory is a registered nurse and interior designer. Debbie is Co-founder and Co- president of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design and is currently the Senior Clinical Consultant for Communication and Technology Services at Smith, Seckman, Reid, Inc. She has 26 years experience in nursing as a clinician, healthcare consultant and entrepreneur. As a nurse and interior designer with a healthcare focus, she provides education for clinical leaders, designers, architects and construction professionals. She serves as a liaison between the clinical community and the design and construction community to improve efficiency and effectiveness through healthcare design. Debbie has recently embarked on providing educational Summits that bring healthcare leaders, technology experts, and visionaries together to discuss the future of the healthcare delivery model and the integration of technology. OR Integration, telemedicine, healthcare apps, eICU, FDA guidelines, and physician and hospital liability are all emerging topics. These discussions focus on the impact of mobile healthcare technology and practice transformation for the inpatient and outpatient care environments. Improving clinical operations, work flow, process improvement, patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes are Debbie’s primary objectives on any project she serves. Being the eyes and voice of the patient and clinician with an understanding of the design and construction process has proven to be a unique and valuable asset in all healthcare settings.