Norr Collaborative on Simulation-Informed Design
In 2020, Advanced Performance partnered with Norr Architecture to embark on a radical collaboration to break down the boundaries between health care disciplines, to re-imagine the way services are delivered and spaces are created. Using simulation-informed prototype testing, tabletop exercises and movement maps, we created a highly agile process to bridge the gap between clinical practice and architects, drawing on a proven, iterative development model through a series of successive, increasingly refined work sessions. The result was an accelerated design process that is both time effective and cost efficient, and helps to identify detailed functional needs.
As Canadians head back to the gym, there are a lot of questions about COVID-19 safety. As Canada’s largest health and fitness organization, Goodlife Fitness has been working to meet or exceed the new health and safety parameters laid out by the different levels of government across the country. As part of these efforts, Goodlife partnered with Advanced Performance to guide safety preparations for fitness clubs across the country. Together, we “crash tested” everything from movement in and out of clubs to cueing theory to outbreak response preparedness and executive strategy and coaching.
Together we established the Goodlife Standard: a cohesive set of processes and protocols that maximized safety and efficiency for both Goodlife members and associates.
The FloPatch is a wearable, wireless doppler device that generates real-time data on blood flow that can be used to guide early management decisions in critically ill patients. Creators Joe and Andrew Eibl of Flosonics Medical reached out to Advanced Performance to better understand the strengths, weakness, threats and opportunities for this new monitoring device. We crafted a series of immersive simulations to deep dive into physician decision-making and generate feedback on the FloPatch user interface, value propositions and inform next steps in for device testing and development.
MSF Field Hospital Simulation
Advanced Performance partnered with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) to drive quality improvement and help create capacity at a field hospital in Pulka, Nigeria. We worked with the MSF field simulation team to craft and review simulation plans, simulation scripts and review debriefing data which was then used to make substantial and meaningful systems and training improvements in a very challenging care environment.
Advanced Performance has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia to bring Simulation-Informed Design principles to two major health infrastructure projects. Working with local simulation experts, we assist with every element of SID, including project conceptualization and planning, systems-focused scenario creation and debriefing plans.