My Keynote at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference: Wearable Workflow Needs Health Systems Engineering

[Update: I'm greatly looking forward to the keynote. You can watch a preview at the link below. But that's just a preview! The real thing is Friday, February 20th, at 3:30EST in Orlando! If you are attending the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, see you there. If not, thank you! I'll be talking about many of the same themes I sound here on this blog and from @wareflo ON Twitter: Wear(able Work)FLOw/ Get it? Ha!]

(Here’s the webinar registration link.)


I’m honored to be giving the keynote for the Society for Health System’s Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference in Orlando, February 18-20, 2015.

Wearable Workflow Needs Health Systems Engineering

From the original calculator watch to today’s Google Glass and smart clothing accessories, wearable technology seeks to weave (sometimes literally!) information technology into everyday life and work, making it pervasive, intimate, and, metaphorically, friction free. Especially promising are applications in healthcare. These, for example, include patient monitors for the well and unwell and wearable user interfaces to health information systems. However, wearable tech will not succeed unless we get its workflows right. Getting the workflow right requires both means of driving workflow at the point-of-care and -health AND systems for analyzing, creating, and optimizing this workflow. In other words, successful wearable technology in healthcare requires health systems engineering. This presentation provides an overview of wearables and how health systems engineering can help make them a success in healthcare.

In other words: Wearable Workflow!

I’m giving a free preview webinar on September 16. Watch this space, or better yet, (Here’s the webinar registration link.) follow me on Twitter at @wareFLO for the registration link.

P.S. Also check out my Slides, Notes, Tweets for My Google Glass and Healthcare Information and Workflow Presentation from the 2014 Health System’s Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference.

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