Vol 3, No 3 (2018)

Better Health By Design

 

From the Editor

The articles in this issue focus on the value of human connection in health care, establishing patient partners in primary care, and including healthcare professionals in the design of medical devices/testing systems.

Editorial

The quality of the interaction between doctor and patient is what has the greatest bearing on the outcome in an individual case. Simple gestures such as asking more questions, interrupting less, remaining curious and maintaining eye contact will help forge a more effective connection with patients.

Design Insight

Performance Analysis System For Endotracheal Tube Introducers: Standardising For Success

Francesco Luke Siena, Philip Breedon, James Armstrong, Kristofor Inkpin, Andrew Norris, Paul Watts
Including healthcare professionals in the design of medical devices/testing systems can have a significant impact on their success or failure.
The Pinnacle Health Care Home Model designed for primary care in New Zealand offers a model for actively promoting patient engagement and empowering patients to have more control over their health care.