IDSA’s Board Chair Joins UNITE Panel

Angell Discusses Data x Design x Health

Feb 3 2015 - 5:49pm

Charles Austen Angell, Chair of IDSA’s Board of Directors, and CEO and creative director of Modern Edge, recently served on a panel at the Design Museum Portland's UNITE: Data x Design x Health.

"With healthcare’s advancements in technology and data, we are able to monitor health in ways never before thought possible. The design challenge is to ensure these services, products and interactions are developed in a way that creates universal accessibility,” said Angell.

Stephanie Battista, Modern Edge senior design program manager, served as the content advisor for the event and recruited Portland medical community for the panel, which was moderated by Chris Tobias, lead service integrator at GE Healthcare.

The panel also featured Nancy Vuckovic, PhD, senior ethnographer at Intel Digital Health Group and Kim J. Burchiel, MD, chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University.

Experts from diverse fields along with communities inside and outside the design world discussed complex themes at CENTRL Office, a new collaborative workspace in the Brewery Blocks. "It’s our responsibility to be as inclusive as possible in the design requirements to have the greatest positive societal and global impact,” commented Angell.

“Cambia is investing in and building new, innovative businesses to transform the health care experience to make it more sustainable and person-focused. We are pleased to support Design Museum Portland’s UNITE, an event clearly aligned with our goals to transform health care,” said Dudley Slater, division president of Cambia Direct Health Solution, sponsor of the event.