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HealthTech’s Molly Coye and CIO Tim Zoph on new facility planning: IT Considerations
November 1, 2004 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Molly Coye, MD, MPH, CEO, HealthTech, and Ravi Nemana, HealthTech’s Senior Advisor for IT, represent the San Francisco based non-profit research and education organization that develops healthcare technology forecasts for advancing the use of new technologies to improve health. HealthTech’s objective, comprehensive research covers 30 categories of technology in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and information technology, all hospital service lines and clinical focus areas, and more than 50 high-cost, high volume clinical conditions. Dr. Coye presents the recent HealthTech study on new facility planning and the implications for IT planning. The resulting HealthTech Facilities Planning Tool draws on HealthTech’s research on facility design principles, operational flow, and technology forecasts in order to delineate the range of possible design choices and considerations for organizations involved in facility design. The Tim Zoph, CIO at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Chicago, adds his perspective and experience from recent and current new facility planning projects, which include one of the largest new healthcare facilities in the US.