Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s OR 360 has been recognized by Fast Company as a Finalist in the Health Category of the publication’s prestigious Innovation by Design Awards. The Innovation by Design Awards seek to recognize the best examples of design and business working together to impact health, technology, cities, product design and other key areas. The Cedars-Sinai OR 360 stood out from the more than 1,500 global entries and will be further recognized at the Fast Company Innovation Festival Nov. 9-13 in New York City.
As Fast Company notes in its awards announcement,
In a trauma center, every second counts especially during the critical first hour after a patient is admitted. The OR 360 simulation center at Cedars Sinai focuses on this time period and centers around and endlessly reconfigurable set of situations to help doctors and nurses prepare for – and improve – trauma care delivery. The key features include movable walls and equipment, color coded trauma bays to help staff locate supplies; whiteboards in trauma bays that display key patient information; and an iPhone applications that puts diagnostic data at the fingertips of medical teams.