Experts to Discuss Tech’s Impact on U.S. Healthcare Delivery, Costs

Leading U.S. healthcare experts will discuss how technology can improve healthcare delivery and contain costs in a nation with shifting healthcare demographics and economics. Discussions will take place in the fall 2017 Architecture For Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.

This fall’s lectures, “Improving Health & Health Facilities Design for the People of the United States: Merging Technology with Architecture for Health Toward the Prevention, Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease,” are open to the public. Licensed architects attending the lectures are eligible to earn continuing education credits in health, safety and welfare topic areas.

The speakers, experts in healthcare design, administration and insurance, will also discuss providers’ opportunities and challenges that arise from serving millions of insured and uninsured patients of all ages through a multitude of healthcare networks, and how technology can help mitigate effects of the physical distance between healthcare facilities and patients in remote areas, said George J. Mann, professor of architecture and the lecture series coordinator.

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Upcoming dates and topics include:

Sept. 29: Behavioral Health Architecture: Reducing Stigma Through Design
Oct. 6: The Military Health System: Leveraging Technology to Deliver Modern Healthcare
Oct. 13: Care Without Coverage: Addressing the Needs and Consequences of Uninsured People in our Community
Oct. 20: Safety Risk Assessment and its Influence on Design
Oct. 27: Improving Communities through Kaiser Permanente’s Total Health Initiative
Nov. 3: Peeking Under the Tent: Intermountain Health Care Network
Nov. 10: Enhanced Integration – Changing and Improving Health Facilities Design
Nov. 17: The Modern-Day House Call
Dec. 1: The Future of Changing Medical Technology

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Posted September 18, 2017

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