Shifting the Tide: Designing for Health Ecosystem Transformation

How can we work across silos and organizational mandates to enable much needed transformation within health systems? What does it take to facilitate the adoption and scaling of technology in a way supports human needs and is attentive to human experiences in healthcare? This panel will bring together leaders working at the frontier of health system transformation to debate the role of design in catalyzing systemic, long-term change.

Panelists will offer Scandinavian examples of how design has been used to strategically build common visions and create collective movements across organizational boundaries. Local leaders will also discuss the growing role of design within both public and private healthcare initiatives. This session will explore how design expertise should be positioned in relation to the health system for the biggest impact and how we can move from doing one-off, additive innovations toward catalyzing systemic transformation within our health systems.

Participants of this session will learn different models for how design has been applied in health systems and find out about opportunities for health system transformation through design.

Christian Bason, CEO of the Danish Design Center – Christian Bason brings a strong knowledge of applying design to policy and has extensive experience in driving both public and private sector innovation.

Tomas Edman, National Lead of Experio Lab Sweden – Tomas Edman has expertise on building design capabilities in municipalities and working across organizational boundaries to catalyze large-scale transformation in healthcare.

Christian Skattum, Head of Innovation, Oslo University Hospital – Christian Skattum has experience bringing innovation up to the system-level to facilitate coordinated and platform-based initiatives.

Ida Aalen, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Confrere – Ida Aalen brings significant knowledge at the intersection of design and technology in healthcare and is a leading expert on user testing.

Moderator: Josina Vink, Associate Professor, Oslo School of Architecture & Design – Josina Vink has hands-on experience designing for healthcare transformation in diverse international contexts, including at the Mayo Clinic in the United States.


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Location: Hovedscenen / Main Stage Date: november 13, 2019 Time: 10.45 - 11.45 Christian Bason Ida Aalen Christian Skattum Tomas Edman Josina Vink – moderator English Hovedscenen