HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
March 5-5, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love My Robot Doctor

March 5, 2018
2:00pm - 2:25pm

As design harnesses digital, materials and networking technologies, a very new health experience is just over the horizon. Proactive, lifestyle design, tracking real-time health data, non-invasive tools and custom “just for you” treatments based on your actual genome, are here.

These are all real technologies, being used by ordinary people. Together they are leading us to “stage zero” detection and treatment that has the potential to double or better the lifespan of every first-world citizen and this is all the product of technology and design.

This session will highlight the macro factors shaping these realities, along with an in-depth exploration of the various impacts of and opportunities for design.

Key takeaways:

  • Explore how smart phones are opening access to primary care.
  • Re-envision the way patients interact with clinicians, pharmacy, the healthcare system, and each other.
  • The need and impact of one human, one health record.


Lecturer, Design and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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