Students present the future of health tech

Students will pitch ideas as part of their final assessment on Friday, 8 June 2018.

After nearly 12 weeks of concept development and iteration, University of Sydney students will present their ideas for our health tech future on Friday, 8 June.

The students are participating in the university’s new Industry and Community Project Units, collaborating with a variety of disciplines to tackle challenges and prepare for careers of the future.

The Westmead Redevelopment is the university’s industry partner for the project, and have set the challenge to students: how will emerging technologies impact the future health workforce?

The students will pitch their ideas, as part of the final assessment for the project, to Westmead Hospital and University of Sydney executives on Friday, 8 June. All Westmead affiliates are encouraged to attend.

Westmead Redevelopment community representative Mae Rafraf said it was exciting to hear about the students’ ideas for harnessing and applying new technology to health care.

“All of the students’ ideas directly link back to the consumer and improving the patient experience.

“Whether it’s by improving the process of prescribing and administering medication, or by taking care of the health and well-being of clinicians, ultimately it comes back to the patient.”

Mae, who has been a consumer of the health system since she was three years old, left the students with this message: “remember who you’re doing it for.”

Westmead Redevelopment director of redesign and transformation, Carla Edwards, said: “the students are tackling a challenge that the Westmead Redevelopment team is currently facing.

“We hope their ideas will inspire some new thinking, or even be applied in the future.”

University of Sydney lecturer in the Department of General Practice at Westmead, Dr Chris Ganora, is the Westmead project supervisor. 

He said the students have come a long way to develop their ideas.

“I’m really proud of the students and the journey they have taken with this project. They have developed, changed, scrapped their ideas and started again, and they should be very proud of what they have achieved.”

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