In her function at HKS Inc., Deborah Wingler collaborates with analysis and design groups to develop and implement analysis initiatives that drive innovation and obtain significant and measurable influence throughout the agency’s world healthcare observe. Wingler’s analysis focus, particularly, lies in enhancing the affected person and employees expertise via research that use real-time knowledge assortment strategies to realize perception into how sufferers and employees reply to high-stress healthcare environments.
Inside the final two years, she’s carried out analysis on subjects equivalent to Clinic 20XX, investigating supplier and affected person perceptions of future clinic design and the influence of telehealth within the outpatient surroundings.
She’s additionally contributed to FleXX-Contagion, laying the groundwork for post-pandemic preparedness and future flexibility for healthcare environments in addition to pandemic resiliency via one of many largest research so far evaluating efficient facility pandemic response throughout 15 navy remedy amenities.
In the meantime, Wingler’s carried out utilized analysis on a spread of tasks for purchasers together with UW Well being; College of Iowa Healthcare; Baylor, Scott, & White; Baptist Well being; Japanese Built-in Well being Campus; and CVS. Her efforts embrace the event of instruments for conducting analysis in observe in addition to mentoring and coaching of practitioners and colleagues.
Wingler has additionally been instrumental in constructing HKS’ utilized analysis providers by embedding analysis inside the design observe at a number of scales, together with evidence-based approaches to documenting design intent, and conducting present state evaluation, scenario-based simulations, and occupancy evaluations to doc and measure the influence of design selections.
Particularly, Wingler’s work with UW Well being concerned conducting mock-up simulations, which led to key findings that influenced each area and price, equivalent to reconfiguring the clinic module to assist a extra environment friendly and efficient affected person and employees stream and eradicating pointless millwork, which resulted in an estimated $250,000 discount in prices. Findings from the simulations are serving to to assist ongoing transition planning efforts, as effectively, via the event and implementation of latest operational processes that have been recognized in the course of the simulations.
At the moment, she’s engaged on a number of massive analysis tasks the place she leads each analysis and expertise technique, together with a 2,000-bed acute care hospital, neighborhood hospital, and outpatient facility in Singapore.
As her nomination states: “Taking an evidence-based strategy to design pondering, human-centered design, and outcome-based design, Wingler exemplifies how we will steadiness deep-dive analysis and actionable utilized analysis to tell the design of healthcare amenities that contribute to improved well being outcomes.”
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