Service Systems Executive Speaker Series and Working Group Talk
Speaker: Dr. Paul Crawford
Director of Research, Digital Health, Intel Corporation LSS Seminar Series (Executive Series)
Time: Thursday, April 15, 1:00-2:25pm
Location: Room 110, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley [directions]
Title: Changing from a “mainframe” to a “personal” model of healthcare service: crossing the chasm
The current healthcare model relies extensively on the use of institutional systems (clinics, hospital, etc.) to deliver care. Not surprisingly, the healthcare industry is primarily oriented to the needs and efficiencies of the institutional systems and its investments (beds, doctors, equipment, labs, etc.) rather than the patients that are the supposed consumers of healthcare service. Momentous changes are required to realign the healthcare system to the needs of patients and to reestablish a model of care that will meet the demands imposed on it by an aging society. This talk will discuss these realignment and reestablishment challenges and will propose tools and steps needed to move from a “mainframe” to a “personal” healthcare service system.
R. Paul Crawford, Ph.D.: Paul currently serves as the Director of Research in the Digital Health Group at the Intel Corporation. In this capacity, Paul coordinates a diverse team of engineers, social scientists, and designers conducting product research on IT-based solutions applied to healthcare problems. Prior to joining Intel in 2005, Paul was the Chief Technology Officer of O.N. Diagnostics where he led the research, development, and commercialization of high performance computing technologies used in the noninvasive assessment of bone properties and osteoporosis. Before O.N. Diagnostics, Paul worked in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. Paul holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.