Three Approaches to Design Engineering in the Health Domain: A Systemic Perspective

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Abstract

This paper proposes a categorization of existing approaches to healthcare-related engineering design based on systems thinking principles. Three existing approaches to healthcare-related engineering design are isolated which contribute differently to health systems fundamental purposes and interconnections. The three approaches are labeled as 'silent', 'overt', and 'convergent' health design. Each approach is defined and illustrated through an example. Following, practical advantages and disadvantages of each approach are discussed. A reflection is offered on the expected relevance of the convergent health design approach for present and future societal challenges in the health domain, and specifically on the recently growing field of e-health. Finally, open methodological challenges related to convergent health design are outlined and characterized as opportunities for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)
EditorsPetra Badke Schaub, Maaike Kleinsmann
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventICED19 : 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Aug 20198 Aug 2019

Conference

ConferenceICED19 : 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period5/08/198/08/19

Keywords

  • E-Health
  • Biomedical design
  • participatory design and planning practices
  • Systems thinking
  • systems engineering

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