Symposium: Healthcare Design Digital Transformations Colloquium2017-10-20T19:24:27-04:00

Healthcare Design Digital Transformations Colloquium


Digital Technology is playing a significant role in means, locations and delivery of health and wellness design. How do we see the impact of technology in the transformation or disruption of health care design today and how do we envision digital futures of health care design?

These are some questions that will be explored at “Health Care Design Colloquium: Digital Futures” to be held at Miami Beach Urban Studios, FIU. Although digital technology is becoming pervasive in health care design, the effect of these technologies are yet to be adequately understood and embraced. Yet, technology is becoming increasingly distributed and specialized, and it requires multidisciplinary experts who work in different modalities to explore digital convergences. In this direction, we will explore a variety of topics that address current and future technology related to health care design including design visualization (simulation, building information modeling), facility assessments (living labs, sensor technology), facility delivery (virtual communication, telemedicine systems and robotics) among others.

The colloquium will consist of three panels, which will address impacts of digital technology on health care design in the areas of research, practice and education respectively. It will be hosted in conjunction of a new interdisciplinary health care design program at the schools of interior architecture and architecture, Florida International University.

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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Opening Remarks and Breakfast

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Panel 1: Research

Eve Edelstein (Perkins + Will)

Upali Nanda (HKS Research)

Edgar Vieira (Physical Therapy, FIU)

Margie Skubic (University of Missouri) 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Lunch Provided

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Panel 2: Education

Deborah Franqui (University of Miami)

Schaeffer Somers (University of Virginia)

Henry Hanao (School of Nursing, FIU)

Pedro Greer (College of Medicine, FIU)

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Coffee Break

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Panel 3: Practice

Peter Bardwell (AIA Fellow)

Tatiana Guiermo (Perkins + Will)

Eduardo Egea (Stantec)

Arthur Brito (HKS)

Jason Bell (Baptist Kendall Hospital)

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Final Remarks

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Networking Reception


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