Center for Health Design, Director: Eliah Aronoff-Spencer
The Center for Health Design’s mission is to foster human-technology teamwork in healthcare by taking a people-centered approach to health’s greatest challenges. We work with global stakeholders, from village innovators, community volunteers and patient advocates to researchers, clinicians, government and industry. Together we aim to solve the “wicked” health problems that require not just singular scientific advances but innovation in multidisciplinary and distributed teamwork.
Our work is guided by the following principles:
- Focus on people, from village innovators, community volunteers and patient advocates to researchers, clinicians, government and industry partners
- Design for the entire well-to-well cycle of health, from maintaining wellness to treating medical conditions to return to wellness
- Treat health as a complex socio-technical system, not a collection of isolated parts
- Foster human-technology teamwork by designing technologies that work with, rather than replace, people.
- Emphasize cognitive continuity of care, helping people communicate and collaborate at transitions of care.
- Design for continuous ground-up innovation, fostering sharing of solutions across between communities across the globe.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a global threat never experienced in our modern times. Global infrastructure for healthcare and maintenance of critical supplies and resources are threatened.
Earth2.0 was founded for such times. Our response is predicated on leveraging emerging digital technologies to harness, coordinate and empower citizen centric activities that can quickly surface problems and crowd source innovations, resource management or development.