AIA|LA Committee on Architecture in Healthcare - 2015 Perspectives on Health Series | No. 3: Small Devices, Big Impacts - How the Technology of Wearable Devices is Changing Health Care Delivery
When
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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, 4:30PM-6:30PM
ZGF, 515 South Flower Street, Suite 3700 Los Angeles, 90071
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AIA|LA Committee on Architecture in Healthcare

2015 Perspectives on Health Series | No. 3: 
Small Devices, Big Impacts -
How the Technology of Wearable Devices is Changing Health Care Delivery



Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

ZGF 
515 South Flower Street, Suite 3700 
Los Angeles, 90071

Offers 2.0 Learning Units!

The June/July Program for the AIA Healthcare Committee will feature a presentation by Dr Leslie Saxon. She is working on expanding the capabilities of implanted and wearable devices, through her work with resynchronization devices in patients with arrhythmias, such as modified pacemakers and implantable defibrillators. Dr Saxon leads interdisciplinary teams of device makers and academic researchers at the USC Center for Body Computing who are developing technologies that provide real time feedback and remote communication for health care. Wireless and remote networking and high-end computing power are being used to turn simple tools and equipment into operational drivers capable of directing patient behavior and elevating diagnostic capabilities to a new level.

The implication to care delivery for these technologies is game-changing. With real-time feedback, devices can help patients and care providers work together in making care more responsive and effective. Coupled with pervasive embedded computing and the internet of things, care is more easily brought to the patient and realigned to move the patient closer to the center of the health supporting system. 


PRESENTER: Leslie Saxon, MD - Founder and Director, USC Center for Body Computing
Leslie Saxon, M.D., is a Professor of Clinical Medicine (Clinical Scholar) at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death. 

Dr. Saxon formed the USC Center for Body Computing in 2010. The Center is an international leader in the brave new world of connected healthcare in which medicine, engineering, communications, and entertainment have synthesized into creating a new healthcare paradigm that engages the patient fully. The Center is currently a place for all USC schools including medicine, engineering, business, cinematic arts, communications, law, and pharmacy to work across disciplines and accelerate the future of fully integrated, “connected” medicine. 

Dr. Saxon also collaborates with medical device companies to evaluate the latest, most innovative interventional wearable technologies for the diagnosis and prevention of malignant ventricular arrhythmias and for patients with difficult-to-treat arrhythmias and heart failure.