E69 Disruptive Technologies: A Transformation of Healthcare Delivery and Design

  • Room: Sarasota 1-3
  • Session Number:E69
Monday, November 13, 2017: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM


Ray Pentecost DrPH, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP
Center for Health Systems & Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Rodney Hill FAIA
Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University
William Persefield AIA, ACHA, ASHE, NCARB
Director, Healthcare Real Estate


Are design professionals asking the right questions about the future of healthcare facilities? What kind of infrastructure is required when the most disruptive healthcare technologies are moving the industry from facilities-based care to virtual care, significantly impacting every aspect of the traditional healthcare delivery model? How do holographic physician encounters, implantable health monitors, and personal biomedical links to the cloud affect health facilities? Design professionals are challenged to redefine their service role outside the traditional facilities-based care paradigm. This presentation will showcase some of the most disruptive telemedical technologies with a thoughtful analysis of their impact on healthcare infrastructure and design.


Learning Objectives

Learn about disruptive telemedical technologies impacting healthcare and the ones that are coming. Consider how virtual technologies are interrupting the need for traditional health personnel and facilities. Analyze the ways virtual care has leaped beyond fitness bracelets to telehealth and the cloud. Explore the changing planning, design, and construction opportunities that this market shift will offer.

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