HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
Mar. 5, 2018
Lecturer, Design and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Juhan Sonin specializes in healthcare design and system engineering. He is the director of GoInvo ( His work has been recognized by the New York Times, Newsweek, BBC International, Wired Magazine, and National Public Radio (NPR) and published in The Journal of Participatory Medicine and The Lancet. Juhan has spent time at Apple, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and MITRE. He currently lectures on design and engineering at MIT.

Juhan’s laser focus on healthcare and open source design has infected national efforts for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). His open source healthcare products have also been leveraged by Walgreens, Crossover Health, and Hallmark Clinics, to name a few. Next up in 2018 is designing an open source primary care diagnosis engine as well as care team and precision medicine services.

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 to 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.

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