January 30, 2012
Announcing the Kaiser Permanente Sidney R. Garfield Health Care Innovation Center Virtual Tour
Kaiser Permanente has launched the Sidney R. Garfield Health Care Innovation Center Virtual Tour, which for the first time gives people worldwide a behind-the-scenes peek at how Kaiser Permanente develops and tests health care innovations that benefit the organization’s 8.9 million members.
What happens at the Garfield Center?
It all starts with an idea — a fresh approach that some of Kaiser Permanente’s 16,000 physicians and 167,000 employees want to investigate in hopes of discovering a better way to deliver health care. Caregivers come to the Garfield Center to find better ways to serve the organization’s members. Every considered detail is examined here through simulations, technology testing, prototyping, product evaluations, and training in this unique facility, which looks like a Hollywood movie set.
For the first time, this venue will be open to the public, virtually. Come take a virtual, 360-degree tour of the Garfield Center from the comfort of your computer. Through your web browser, you can explore this dynamic facility and hear directly from some of Kaiser Permanente’s innovators and leaders.
Use the cursor to pull the 3D images in any direction you like for a 360-degree, floor-to-ceiling view of the space. Click on the blue buttons and you’ll “walk” down the halls for an all-access look at some of the most sophisticated innovation environments in health care today. Subject matter experts in each space explain how the Garfield Center is being used to support and accelerate innovation at Kaiser Permanente.
The virtual tour can be accessed from all Web browsers and soon will be optimized for viewing on iPads and other tablets and handhelds. Check it out here http://bit.ly/garfieldvt and “tour” this living laboratory, which serves as a test bed for the innovations that Kaiser Permanente implements in all of its medical facilities.
We are proud of the work we do at the Sidney R Garfield Center and now we’ve made it just that much easier to share it with all of you.