‘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.

Be the first to like.
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Article source: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/iconic-city-moves-healthcare-delivery-beyond-hospital-walls

Be Sociable, Share!
Bookmark and Share

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>