After a half day of keynotes and break out sessions it’s clear that the role of design within the healthcare experiences our audiences experience everyday is more important than ever. Mad*Pow is making tremendous strides in making us as designers more accountable and is actively working on a healthcare designer’s oath – a welcome opportunity for more responsibility in our community. We heard firsthand Eric Meyer’s gut-wrenching experience of how hospital websites are typically not designed to handle audiences in Crisis and John Brownstein spoke of the importance of data and how we need to push it’s abilities to inform and predict diseases.

*Deep breath*

OK, tomorrow for day 2!