The best companies invest tremendously in strategy and planning, knowing that is the way in which to drive better outcomes. The same is true for care plans in healthcare, and yet they are left as an afterthought.
Arlington, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2016
Beth Herlin, a product designer at healthcare UX firm Involution Studios, is making a speech to the attendees of the Medicine X conference on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Entitled "Care Plans: A Path to Driving Better Outcomes", Ms. Herlin has built on her more than 12 months of research on the topic (http://www.goinvo.com/features/careplans/) to offer the community of innovators at Medicine X a deep look into the challenges with current care plans and the opportunities that rethinking the tool in healthcare can offer.
“In business, the importance of planning is paramount,” Ms. Herlin said. “The best companies invest tremendously in strategy and planning, knowing that is the way in which to drive better outcomes. The same is true for care plans in healthcare, and yet they are left as an afterthought. In the vast majority of cases that I’ve researched, covering a wide array of different healthcare user journeys, the care planning process is woeful. More than just relating this sorry state of affairs, my presentation will offer specific, best practice paths to help us all transform care plans and by extension the broader patient experience.”
Herlin holds a B.A. in psychology and studio art from Rice University, and an MPD in product development from Carnegie Mellon University. Her triangulation of research, design, and product management skills it a natural fit for the care plan initiative being pursued by the Arlington, Massachusetts-based Involution Studios. Founded in 2004 in Palo Alto, California — the very venue of the Medicine X conference — Involution Studios is a world leader in systems innovation for the user experience of patients as well as doctors and healthcare professionals.
“The Medicine X conference is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and healthcare,” said Juhan Sonin, the Chief Design Officer of Involution. “We’ve had the privilege to have health design experts from Involution Studios speak at the conference in past years, to join the chorus of thought leaders who are stretching the bounds of innovation. I look forward to Ms. Herlin’s contribution at this year’s conference, which will be the biggest yet.”
Stanford Medicine X conferences first began in 2012. The 2016 offering will be held at the school’s new Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge on 291 Campus Drive in Stanford, California. A small number of tickets are still available for the event and may be purchased at the Medicine X website (http://medicinex.stanford.edu/register).