The Mobile-ization of Healthcare

Not that long ago, the only source a patient had for healthcare expertise was their doctor, and the limited time they could spend in a brief office visit. Monitoring symptoms and activities, tracking health changes, and managing care was primarily dependent on the healthcare provider and the hours available in their schedule, but mobile technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly changing the playing field.

As mobile devices have become ubiquitous in nearly all aspects of our lives, it’s not surprising that the medical community is embracing this technology to partner with their patients and each other. Simultaneously, the ever-increasing capabilities of wearable devices for health monitoring, tracking, and analysis, continues to increase individual engagement and personal responsibility in the areas of health and wellness.

These two emerging trends are combining to create unprecedented demand for reliable healthcare data tracking, and secure storage and transmission of personal healthcare information, packaged in  ways that provide convenience, delight, and user satisfaction. All this adds up to a rapidly expanding market filled with distinct opportunities and challenges for user experience professionals.

By examining this essential industry and the designer’s role in it, we can better understand how mobile technology is becoming a crucial component in managing health and wellness, and what healthcare providers and consumers are coming to expect and demand.

In this session, Jason will discuss the transformation of healthcare in the Age of Experience, including current and emerging innovations. He’ll also share select mobile healthcare products he’s designed, as well as their unique challenges and solutions.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Recent history of healthcare tech
  • The challenges and opportunities in mobile healthcare
  • Select project walk-throughs
  • Emerging tech trends

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Location: Date: March 1, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm photo of Jason Cowsill Jason Cowsill

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