‘Iconic City’ moves healthcare delivery beyond hospital walls
January 20, 2014 in Medical Technology
There seems to be a homestead for everything these days — there’s a city of sin, a city of brotherly love and, incredibly, a city of youth and ambition. Even so, there’s still no place quite like Lake Nona, especially for those who find the concept of a healthcare metropolis of particular interest.
Lake Nona — located within Orlando — is being lauded as one of the fastest growing communities in the nation, but unlike your traditional fledgling suburb, it consists of a $2 billion health and life sciences cluster that includes a medical school, two hospitals, a pharmacy school and an internationally recognized biomedical research institute.
According to the campus’ Senior Vice President Thaddeus Seymour Jr., PhD — who will be presenting on the lessons of Lake Nona with colleague Michael Voll, Jr., PhD, at the 2014 HIMSS Conference Exhibition — it’s in this kind of “Iconic City” where healthcare will soon thrive.
“Lake Nona is an example of the role that an entire community can play in supporting the health of a population,” Seymour explained. “Some of that is prevention, some of that is better management of chronic disease using technology within the community to support the effort.”
During their session, “Building a Healthy City One Gigabit at a Time,” from 1-2 PM on Monday, February 24, Seymour and Voll will discuss how a diverse group of partners can leverage a robust technology infrastructure to drive down costs and improve quality across multiple disciplines and institutions.