In her position 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 international healthcare observe. Wingler’s analysis focus, particularly, lies in bettering the affected person and employees expertise by research that use real-time information assortment strategies to achieve perception into how sufferers and employees reply to high-stress healthcare environments.
Throughout the final two years, she’s performed analysis on subjects akin to Clinic 20XX, investigating supplier and affected person perceptions of future clinic design and the influence of telehealth within the outpatient atmosphere.
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 by one of many largest research to this point evaluating efficient facility pandemic response throughout 15 navy therapy services.
In the meantime, Wingler’s carried out utilized analysis on a spread of initiatives for shoppers together with UW Well being; College of Iowa Healthcare; Baylor, Scott, & White; Baptist Well being; Jap 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 companies 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 choices.
Particularly, Wingler’s work with UW Well being concerned conducting mock-up simulations, which led to key findings that influenced each area and price, akin to reconfiguring the clinic module to help a extra environment friendly and efficient affected person and employees circulation and eradicating pointless millwork, which resulted in an estimated $250,000 discount in prices. Findings from the simulations are serving to to help ongoing transition planning efforts, as properly, by the event and implementation of latest operational processes that had been recognized through the simulations.
At present, she’s engaged on a number of massive analysis initiatives the place she leads each analysis and expertise technique, together with a 2,000-bed acute care hospital, group hospital, and outpatient facility in Singapore.
As her nomination states: “Taking an evidence-based method to design considering, human-centered design, and outcome-based design, Wingler exemplifies how we are able to steadiness deep-dive analysis and actionable utilized analysis to tell the design of healthcare services that contribute to improved well being outcomes.”
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