The world is facing a global healthcare workforce crisis and a future of too much work with too few workers – but design principles can, if well implemented, help alleviate the growing demographic and health challenges.
Successive generations have benefitted in extraordinary fashion from the exploitation of the planet’s natural resources, but in doing so, future generations’ ability to enjoy the same benefits may have been squandered.
In this keynote address, covering evolutionary biology, genetics and healthcare stories, Dr Sharad P Paul MD focuses on the greatest defence doctors can develop against their own unemployment: empathy.
Dr Daisy Fancourt details the growing research demonstrating the effects of arts and cultural engagement on health across the lifespan, from lullabies helping premature babies to gain weight, to magic tricks improving hand function in hemiplegia, to dance helping people with Parkinson’s disease to walk.
This presentation explores futuristic intensive care unit (ICU) design with a view to how it may look in 2050. It focuses on various approaches to futuristic innovations and looks at new technologies that are seemingly way beyond today’s capabilities. These technologies will include a mixture of iterative improvements, as well as marked transformative changes.
This keynote talk focuses on health innovator babylon's artificial intelligence and digital health technology, and the company's belief that it’s possible to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on the planet.
Mind-enhancing environments, intelligence assemblies, and collective intelligence were some of the design innovations that formed the basis of a stirring keynote address from Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of innovation fund Nesta, at the European Healthcare Design 2019 Congress last week.
The use of design principles rather than detailed model prescription provides part of the answer to the key question: what is the best way of meeting the needs of our patients and the wider population? So said Nigel Edwards, chief executive of the Nuffield Trust, which aims to improve healthcare in the UK through evidence and analysis, as he brought the first day of European Healthcare Design to a close last week in London.