Designing the Future of Medicine: Essential Elements of Design for Healthcare Innovators

Katherine Homann
22
Dec

Designing the Future of Medicine: Essential Elements of Design for Healthcare Innovators

Part of the future of the Art of Medicine, is likely the Art of Design. Whether implementing health care IT projects, encouraging behavioral change, developing novel medical technologies, or improving clinical care—design offers a useful toolkit to approach many of these problems. Current collaborative models show how Design approaches and research in Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, User Experience Design and others could help catalyze change in medicine. These fields apply to medical software and technology design, but also enhance healthcare projects for workflow analysis, change management and data presentation. Design will help shape the future of medicine in the next 25 years. This talk provides a primer of design concepts and how they apply to healthcare, so you can leave with a toolkit and a new perspective to start applying those innovative approaches today. Learn about: 1. Key ways design can enrich adoption of your projects 2. Design Theories and Essential Processes 3. Healthcare-Related Fields of Design 4. Design Problem Solving Approaches Applicable to Medicine 5. Core Design Presentation Skills 6. Visualization Techniques and Resources 7. Design Evaluation Techniques Pertinent to Medical Care 8. New Research on Interruptions and Alerts in Medicine 9. Published Electronic Medical Records Design Innovations 10. Resources and opportunities to continue to expand your knowledge of and collaborations in design