This presentation was given at the 2012 Healthcare Experience Design Conference: http://www.hxdconf.com
The slideshare presentation is also available: http://slidesha.re/IkPdZU
ACCELERATE DATA: Traditional medicine and physicians cannot scale to deliver high-quality healthcare. New technologies and models of care are key enablers to drive better health outcomes at lower cost. The proof will be in the data, but traditional research and clinical testing yield painfully slow results. Medical knowledge comes from carefully accelerating Data -- traditionally pre-clinical and human experimental data -- either to prove or disprove whether new technologies, medicines, processes or incentives are actually superior. Today, researchers and patients can capture, aggregate and communicate new types of data, yielding faster insights and patient impact.
HACK HEALTHCARE: Medicine needs more Hackers -- clever engineers and designers to re-architect healthcare systems and invent new technologies. Some areas of healthcare are not hackable and must prove experiments down a traditional plodding path. However, health professionals and engineers can accelerate medical innovation across many diseases by applying techniques from high technology to healthcare. Borrowing philosophies from Silicon Valley and MIT for rapid product design, lean startup methodologies, workflow re-engineering, novel data collection, big data analysis, and info publishing can accelerate data generation.