Designing a New Health System (Medicine X - Austin Pop-Up)

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Designing a New Health System

In November 2012, Travis County taxpayers passed Proposition 1, which raised funds to support a medical school at the University of Texas at Austin, along with a number of other health initiatives. The vote represented the linchpin for a broader effort to create the medical school, a new teaching hospital being built by the Seton Healthcare Family to replace the aging University Medical Center-Brackenridge, and to help improve the delivery of care in Travis County, especially for vulnerable residents who lack insurance or can’t afford care. As part of that effort, the Design Institute for Health was established, as a collaboration between the newly-formed Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts, to apply creative design methodologies to the development of a model for a new value-based healthcare system.

Join us to learn more about the Design Institute for Health, its priorities, and the needs it’s identified for the residents of Travis County from the Executive Director of the Institute, Stacey Chang. The session will include a collaborative session to discuss potential solutions to those needs, as well as contributions from MedicineX ePatient scholars.

About our Keynote Speaker:

Stacey Chang serves as the Executive Director of the Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. It is a first-of-its-kind institution, dedicated to applying design approaches to solving systemic health care challenges as an integrated part of a medical education and training program. Working with invested stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem, and harnessing the resources of the university, the Institute is focused on creating human-centered solutions in every area of the patient and provider experience – all with a focus on improving people’s health outcomes and health care experiences.

Until 2014, Stacey served as the Managing Director of the Healthcare practice at IDEO, the global design and innovation firm. Clients included governments, research institutions, hospitals, pharma, insurance, medtech, and all the upstarts trying to rewrite the script, in both established and emerging markets.

Participants: Medicine X ePatient Scholars Brett Alder & Breck Gamel

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Networking begins at 6:30 PM; Program starts at 7 PM.

Location: ART Building, ART Auditorium (ART 1.102) — 2301 San Jacinto Blvd, see map below — University of Texas, Austin

Parking: On street or in San Jacinto Garage (SJG on map)

About Stanford Medicine X:

Stanford Medicine X programs aim to connect all stakeholders to innovate healthcare at the intersection of emerging technologies and medicine.

Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The initiative explores how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, empower patients to be active participants in their own care, and more. Learn more about Medicine X by visiting our website: (