Adam Dole, Design Researcher at Method, will be speaking at Health Horizons' Spring 2009 Conference on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Hosted by the Institute of the Future, an independent nonprofit research group, the event is one of a series of thematic conferences that explore the impact of technology on business and specific industries.
Adam recently won an InnoCentive Award Challenge on the subject of Health Care Innovation. InnoCentive is an open innovation organization that publishes challenges, sponsored by organizations and companies who are looking for answers to a tough problems. For this particular challenge, the only restriction was that the idea could be able to be implemented quickly and effectively. At Health Horizons, he'll discuss his concept for future health care scenarios that involve altering the perception of health care in the United States. Through behavioral and lifestyle management, Adam will address the key components involved with moving away from the current reactive model that focuses on high cost repairs, to a system that emphasizes the prevention of lifestyle disease and illness through low cost, routine maintenance. Adam will also address the issue of physician compensation by introducing the concept of a results oriented, incentive compensation model that allows care givers the ability to practice health care rather than sick care.
About the Health Horizons Conference:
The first 2009 Health Horizons conference will present Health Care 2020 Scenarios, which will focus on several broad strategic responses to the challenges health care faces in the years ahead. These scenarios will map a range of possible approaches— for example, markets, technology, commons, and policy—that will shape and define the future of health care in the United States. We'll explore the kinds of innovative solutions that a diversity of stakeholders across the global health economy will have to offer in order to move beyond present-day dilemmas and issues.
This conference will take place June 9th-10th, 2009, at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose, CA. More more information, visit: http://www.iftf.org/node/2458
About Adam Dole:
Adam Dole has a passion for qualitative research and the human element in both business and design. By facilitating a research-based, multi-disciplinary process, Adam brings expertise and experience in helping companies define problems and explore opportunities for growth. While at Method, Adam has lead research efforts for clients such as Sony, Visa, Microsoft, Plantronics, and Hitachi.
Adam's interest in qualitative research stems from a background rooted in rigorous, quantitative and academic based research training. He has a B.S. in Communications, and is currently pursuing an MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts, a new MBA program that emphasizes innovation at the core of its curriculum. Adam's past work experience includes conducting research on astronaut teams as a Research Associate at NASA, in preparation for long duration space flights to Mars. Adam has also worked as a consultant for Jump Associates, an innovation consultancy that helps clients of all industries come up with their next big idea. Adam currently works as a researcher and strategist for Method. Adam and his wife live in Los Gatos, CA, and enjoy surfing, mountain bike riding, and skydiving. Most recently, Adam has been spending time exploring his passion for changing the perception of health care.