Tod Hood, Senior Project Manager for TLC Engineering
And Taw North, Principal and Technology Division Leader for TLC Engineering
November 16, 2021 | 2PM EST
Devices, machines, and integrated systems are infiltrating healthcare facilities. While these technologies play a key role in improving patient safety and saving lives they are more often implemented without embracing human nature and our basic needs.
Elderly patients are often overwhelmed with technologies they cannot use; patients are frequently frustrated, and solutions address only a segment of the patient demographics. Embracing the human element as part of a patient-centered technology design is key for successful integration into the built environment.
Originally airing as part of the Healthcare Design Virtual Conference series, Humanizing Technology in Healthcare sees Tod Hood and Taw North discuss how simply deploying a new technology isn’t always enough to improve the patient experience.
What Viewers Can Expect to Learn in this Webinar
In this free webinar, viewers will learn more about the role technology plays in shaping the patient experience, and how technology and design can be better woven throughout healthcare facilities while also better understanding the role that design can have in mitigating negative interactions with technology. In addition, viewers will also:
- Learn through real world examples why some medical technologies actually lead to negative health outcomes for patients and limit access to both patients and their families.
- Explore examples of architectural designs that have succeeded and failed to mitigate a patient’s negative interactions with medical equipment.
- Understand federal technology guidelines and design techniques that provide better access to healthcare technologies in facilities and outline mitigating techniques to provide equal access to this technology to patients and families.
- Discuss patient-centered strategies in healthcare where the patient and their family become the focal point of design for the room or space in which they inhabit.
NOTE: This webinar is no longer eligible for continuing education units.