Talk: 'A New Approach for Healthcare System Design based on Nursing Engineering'
March 20, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Yeonsik Noh, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will present the fifth talk in the College of Nursing's Spring Seminar Series.
The healthcare services paradigm has evolved with the development of communication technology and wearable electronics and sensors. Technology-driven health care services have had a major impact on current health care services and systems, and have contributed to changing the paradigm to individual healthcare and away from hospital-centered health care. However, technology-centered healthcare services are inherently focused on new technologies, so there is a limit to meeting both the needs of physicians, healthcare workers, and caregivers who need to provide personalized healthcare to patients, and those of the patients who need appropriate care. Future health care services should therefore move from technology-centered to patient-centered. There should also be a change from one-sided interventions, prescriptions, and passive health care services to a personalized active healthcare based on a fully automated and non-restricted mutual network system. Consequently, there is the need for a new multidisciplinary approach based on nursing engineering that integrates cutting-edge technologies and methods that have been developed for health care purposes separately in various fields (nursing, engineering, natural sciences, medicine), and provides practical, personalized health care services for patients.
Noh is a bioengineer whose research focuses on personalized health care and health management systems based on wearable technology.