Exploring Healthcare Systems Design Research And Practice: Outcomes Of An International Meeting

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Komashie, Alexander (1); Lame, Guillaume (1); Patou, Francois (2); Ciccone, Nicholas (2); Maier, Anja (2); Clarkson, P. John (1)
Series: ICED
Institution: University of Cambridge
Section: Design for healthcare
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.100
ISSN: 2220-4342


Current healthcare delivery challenges are multi-faceted, requiring multiple perspectives to be addressed using a systems approach. However, a significant amount of healthcare systems design research work is carried out within single disciplines or at best a few disciplines working together. There appears to be little deliberate attempt to draw together a wide range of disciplines committed to working together to overcome differences and tackle some of the complex challenges in healthcare delivery. In this paper, we report on the initial outcomes of such an international initiative that, in the form of a workshop held at the University of Cambridge, brought together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to explore the foundations of a community for Healthcare Systems Design Research and Practice.

Keywords: Systems Engineering (SE), Design process, Multi- / Cross- / Trans-disciplinary processes, Healthcare Systems Design Research


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