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Hacking Health Waterloo Café – September

September 19, 2016


Are you a developer, designer or engineer interested in the healthcare industry?
Are you a doctor, nurse or a researcher with an interesting idea?

Are you someone simply looking to learn more about innovating within healthcare?
Join us at Hacking Heath Cafe Waterloo for a fun and inspiring evening!



Location: Communitech, Rodenberry Theatre

Hacking Health Cafés are monthly events held across various cities to bring together the digital health community. It provides for a casual environment where researchers, clinicians, patients, designers, developers and entrepreneurs can share their experiences, network and learn about the industry.

The goal is to foster relationships between healthcare experts and the technology talent in Waterloo Region. The idea is simple: hackers love to solve problems and the healthcare industry has plenty to go around.

This event will be in conjunction with the Fluxible week!

More about Fluxible: 

Fluxible is Canada’s UX Festival, a week-long series of events that includes multiple meet ups and workshops, and that culminates in the two-day Fluxible Conference, all dedicated to the practice of creating great user experiences. Connect with the community, learn new skills, and get to know top speakers from around the world at this “cheeky, ironic, playful” UX festival!

Speaker Biography:

Patrick is the co-founder and head of Idea Couture’s health practice. Idea Couture, part of Cognizant Digital Works, is a global innovation and experience design firm. Patrick’s team of anthropologists, health strategists, designers and foresight practitioners travel the world to understand health experiences and develop meaningful service and digital interventions that help improve patient experience. They are driven by their mission to be agents of change for better care, and they’re always looking for new ways and partners to help challenge conventional thinking in healthcare. Learn more at https://ideacouture.com/ichealth/

Talk Description:

Where will care occur in 2025? While it’s easy to imagine that health experiences will continue to occur in hospitals and offices, new technologies, incredible scientific discoveries, unexpected service providers, and changing human values are creating endless possibilities for the future of health. While no one can predict the future, we can speculate on it. In order to be useful, the predictions we make need to be grounded in today’s drivers of change.

In 2016, Idea Couture published the efforts of a year-long journey to understand how forces affecting change in healthcare may impact the future places and spaces of care. By identifying themes based on changes occurring today, the team imagined what healthcare may look like tomorrow, and in the process, developed a set of principles that healthcare innovators can apply to the work that they’re doing now. The Futures of Health, Places and Spaces of Care is part trend exploration and part design fiction, allowing health innovators to critique possible futures and make important decisions about their work.

In this talk, Idea Couture’s Head of Health will share a series of speculative scenarios on where care could occur and challenge participants to develop their own scenarios about the future of health.









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