Rethinking Healthcare Through Design Thinking
Monday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM
110 E 2nd St
Design and Health have traditionally been odd bedfellows. Design is often thought of as an “aesthetic” discipline, whereas the healthcare industry is perceived to be as cold as it sounds. But the business of health is plagued by inefficiency and ineffectiveness, and design-thinking offers possibilities for addressing many of its difficulties. This panel will feature a nationally recognized health design leader to lay out the landscape of problems facing healthcare, and he will demonstrate how creativity and design can address - and have addressed - those challenges.
Betsy Fields is a senior lead at IDEO London, and largely focused on IDEO's health & wellness portfolio. Her work has informed the design of a wide range of products, services, and experiences, ans...Show the rest
Betsy Fields is a senior lead at IDEO London, and largely focused on IDEO's health & wellness portfolio. Her work has informed the design of a wide range of products, services, and experiences, answering challenges ranging from improving patient experience, to healthcare service redesign, to finding new ways to drive proactive health engagement. Many of the programs she has led have brought her to locations all over the world, including India, Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and all over the United States. She has a wealth of experience helping organizations seeking to build a culture of innovation, and enjoys coaching her clients in the tools and methodology of human- centered design. Prior to joining IDEO's London studio in 2015, Betsy spent nine and a half years based at IDEO Palo Alto, where she also held a teaching appointment at Stanford University. She holds a BS in Engineering/Product Design from Stanford, where her senior thesis project, a tampon applicator design, earned her the Chilton Memorial Prize for Excellence in Product Design.Hide the rest
Design Institute for Health at the Dell Medical School
Stacey Chang serves as the Executive Director of the Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. ...Show the rest
Stacey Chang serves as the Executive Director of the Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. It is a first-of-its-kind institution, dedicated to applying design approaches to solving systemic health care challenges as an integrated part of a medical education and training program.
Working with invested stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem, and harnessing the resources of the university, the Institute is focused on creating human-centered solutions in every area of the patient and provider experience – all with a focus on improving people's health outcomes and health care experiences.Hide the rest