September 25, 2023

Corey Gaarde, principal, challenge government, IMEG (Naperville, Sick.)

As a principal and challenge government at IMEG, Corey Gaarde leads the Healthcare Data Expertise (HIT) Advisory Companies crew and strategically aligns HIT to the collaborative design course of.

With 20-plus years of expertise in HIT, his work focuses on strategic planning and execution of superior options pertaining to facility design and transformation, scientific collaboration and communication, affected person/household engagement, scientific workflow, telemedicine, and medical system integration.

His aim is to make sure that the voices of sufferers, their households, and care crew members are heard in order that HIT meets their experiential wants and the proprietor’s targets.

In his position, Gaarde is thought for pushing the normal design course of by encouraging shoppers to think about what could be attainable via HIT whereas aligning to the general design schedule and finances.

For instance, he not too long ago labored with a pediatrics campus to map the journey of a affected person, the household, and care crew members and envision a mess of HIT functions for the proposed new amenities. Concepts included utilizing synthetic intelligence (AI) and combined actuality to tell, soothe, and entertain pediatric sufferers and their households and enhance their expertise through expertise.

Potential functions included outfitting sufferers with digital actuality goggles to allow them to just about step into their physique and level out how and the place they really feel signs. One other thought is utilizing good glasses to map a affected person’s path to his or her room and personalize the art work they “see” on the foyer partitions alongside the way in which.

Total, Gaarde helps shoppers combine “what ifs” into the design early on, so the power’s expertise is future-ready when it opens.

He’s additionally enthusiastic about bettering tips for the design and development of healthcare amenities, which led to his latest involvement with The Center for Health Design’s Environmental Requirements Council.

In the meantime, he additionally shares his information throughout convention displays, weblog posts, podcast appearances, and co-authoring IMEG government guides, together with “Enhancing the Quadruple Intention via Knowledge-Pushed Choices within the Constructed Atmosphere.”

His participation with associations—from the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design to the Healthcare Data and Administration Techniques Society (HIMSS)—additional demonstrates his dedication to remodeling the affected person, household, and caregiver expertise by leveraging expertise by design.

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