The healthcare industry is in the midst of a great deal of disruption and change. We are trying to heal the pain, incrementally improve the situation, and explore how the latest innovations in technology can help people care for themselves and improve the care they receive. We know that technology isn’t always the answer – sometimes it either doesn’t solve the issue or introduces more issues than it solves . How can we work together to deliver meaningful change? Human-centered design can provide us with the method. It starts with a deep understanding of and empathy for the people we serve as it provides the necessary information and inspiration to direct our efforts in the right places. We can leverage motivational psychology to design systems that engage and empower as opposed to control. We can work within our organization to make the changes that need to be made in order to bring a fundamentally improved experience of health to the marketplace, by fostering a culture of creativity and collaboration.
Organizations are taking a strong interest in design — realizing that understanding the needs, expectations and contexts in which people interact and use products and services leads not only to improvements in their current offerings, but ideas and opportunities for new innovations. With this realization has come immense investment in design talent and training. But having design talent and creativity does not ensure success. Design is not just a new tool to add to a growing collection. As these skills and individuals are added to the mix in many teams, both designers and non-designers alike often struggle to work together and produce great work. Design is a shift in mindset that influences how we behave and make decisions. In order for organizations to make use of design they must be set up to do so. In this presentation we’ll look at the characteristics and cultures of organizations that are able to effectively create, collaborate on, and produce great design and explore strategies to foster innovation by building better teams, training and inspiring people, helping them use new tools to work together, identify problems and break down silos that stop progress.
ImagineCare powered by Dartmouth-Hitchcock is creating a new standard for a person’s health experience. By combining disruptive health care business models, taking advantage of cloud-based IoT and analytics platforms, and embracing experiential innovation, ImagineCare has been able to build a human-focused offering that enables people to care for themselves, network into proactive clinical support, and achieve better outcomes. This keynote presentation will explore how ImagineCare has tackled the challenges of innovation from inside a health system and how they are now bringing a truly revolutionary digital health offering to market.
The conventional approach to weight loss, based on the calorie balance model, offers the simple advice, “eat less and move more.” Unfortunately, few people can maintain weight loss over the long term through calorie restriction because the body fights back, with rising hunger and slowing metabolism. An alternative approach to treatment aims to target the underlying driver of weight gain – fat cells overstimulated to hoard too many calories – leading to weight loss with less struggle.
Alongside patient advocacy groups, policy makers, and health tech entrepreneurs, this panel explored how health IT’s stakeholders are driving more informed, educated, and connected patients.
Hossein Fakhrai-Rad, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at BaseHealth, introduced a platform enabler that adds genomic precision to modern health and wellbeing offerings.
Christian is CEO of Emperra, a german start-up company. At Health 2.0 Europe, Christian demonstrated the first insulin pen that transfers the data wireless fully automatically in combination with a new blood glucose meter and a unique software solution.
Ifty Ahmed is the CEO and Founder of Pow Health, a destination where you can manage general wellness or over 11,000 conditions in one place. At Health 2.0 Europe, he demonstrated their website demo illustrating how a person might use our platform to manage all of their health requirements.