EVENT SERIES: Food for Thought with ECRI- Acuity-Adaptable Patient Rooms


Join Watchdog on Tuesday, March 12 at 11:45 a.m. for the next presentation in our lunch and learn series, Acuity-Adaptable Patient Rooms. Watchdog hosts top industry experts who lead interactive discussions on innovative topics that are impacting our industry today. And if that isn’t enough, there will be lunch too!




Event Information:

Date: Tuesday, March 12

Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Watchdog- 2218 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Presenter: ECRI Institute – Advancing effective, evidence-based healthcare globally


Acuity-Adaptable Patient Rooms:  Simplifying the Patient Flow from Admission to Discharge

Patient handoffs are known to be a safety risk, and transferring long-stay patients between nursing units may be a big dissatisfier – both for the patient and their family. Some hospitals have implemented a patient room solution that accommodates various levels of a patient’s nursing needs, in effect changing the care intensity of the patient room rather than transferring the patient to the next lower care level unit. However, these acuity-adaptable environments are challenging – both from a nursing care model as well as medical equipment and room design.

This presentation will:

  • Define what is an acuity-adaptable patient room and its various components.
  • Recognize the benefits to an acuity-adaptable room design.
  • Identify key Stakeholders within the health system to bring to the table early in design
  • Discuss issues related to acuity-adaptable room design, equipment procurement, and workflow implementation

This presentation will be led by:

Brandon Andress – Associate with ECRI Institute

Robert P. Maliff – Director with ECRI Institute


Food for Thought events are free and open to the public. Please feel free to invite a colleague or connection!

Katie Craven
Katie Craven is Marketing, Communication and Brand Manager at Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers, a real-estate consulting firm that provides owner’s representation and project management services. More about Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers as well as additional blog posts can be found here.
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