Healthcare in the Age of Ambient Computing. Event Registration Now Open.

Over the past decade, devices known as Zero UI, Internet of Things, and more recently, under the collective description of Ambient Computing, have been infiltrating our daily lives. These multi-modal devices make tasks easier, information more accessible, and can simplify our interactions. There are over 100,000,000 Alexa enabled devices in the United States today, which translates into almost 3,000,0000 within a 75-mile radius of Providence. The recent certification of Amazon Alexa incorporating HIPPA compliance, paves the way for voice activated information delivery across the healthcare spectrum. But what are the opportunities for Ambient Computing to change the future of healthcare? How can we use Ambient Computing to create a more informed and streamlined healthcare system to ultimately advance its current state?

Join Tom Chiginsky, a 25-year veteran in designing and enabling complex digital workflows and media experiences, as he explains why Ambient Computing and voice design plays a critical role in the success of the current industrial revolution and how it will ultimately play a role in innovating the current healthcare system. Tom will also give insight to how to design in the multi-modal Ambient Computing space.

Imagine hands free control in the operating room, anytime anywhere recording and transcription, combating the lack of companionship for the elderly, delivering post-discharge instructions and follow up, physicians listening to a synopsis of patient care… The possibilities are endless!

This event is free and open to the public. It will also be lived streamed for remote viewing on our Facebook page. Follow us here to watch or RSVP to this event and we will send you the link to the live stream the day of the event.

Meet our Speaker, Tom Chiginsky

For the past 25 years Tom Chiginsky has been designing and enabling complex digital work flows and media experiences. Most recently Tom has co-produced over sixty crisis simulations around the globe. The simulations included cyber-attacks, mine collapses, terrorism, executive kidnappings and any one of a number of events that will challenge large organizations to respond to incidents and not allow them to develop into a crisis.

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All of these engagements required re-engineering process and breaking down cultural barriers across all management layers. Information moved from marginally distributed siloed environments to significantly wider audiences. These simulations engaged global teams from compliance, senior leadership and operational, in ways that they had never been challenged before. All these efforts led to better outcomes both in simulation and reality. Tom also was part of a small group of technologists advising the IAEA in New York and Vienna, Austria through the Dept of Energy on building global collaborative process and tools to interdict fissile material that could be used to develop WMD. He has given presentations across the Dept of Energy’s internal television network and in person, the focus of which was getting the right information, to the right people at the right time.

He has also produced several e-learning courses for travel security, port security awareness and the understanding of school shootings. In prior years he was also a digital workflow consultant to luxury retailers with offices in New York, London and Milan. He re-designed and rebuilt ineffective digital work flows that enabled internal teams and external partners to collaborate more effectively. These efforts reduced digital costs by over thirty percent and a more engaging customer experience.