SERVICE DESIGN FOR HEALTH

Healthcare systems are becoming unaffordable in every developed countries under increasing demand. Whilst healthcare systems have made great progress in tackling infections over the last decades, new problems emerged. The burden of major global diseases are changing the principles on what the healthcare systems are build. Cancer, hearth attack, strike, diabetes and mental disorders represents around 70% of global diseases. According to OECD, healthcare costs are rising so fast that they will become unaffordable by mid-century without reforms. 

There is another important driver of change – technology. Due to advance in modern technologies, the 21th century has seen a shift in the relationships between health professionals and patients. For example, modern hospitals such as Mayo Clinic, or technological startups such as Babylon, deliver care to patients who are thousands of miles away thanks to telemedicine. We can see many startups which are changing healthcare by delivery of prescriptions to customer's door, and many hospitals tend to improve ways of care by testing robots. There is vast capability to develop novel methods of diagnosing, treatment and monitoring patients.

Over the last four years, I'm working extensively alongside Pekarek and Royal College of Art in London on digital services with the aim to explore the future visions of services related to prevention and healthcare with the use of emerging technologies, design, and science.

In 2015 the city Pilsen became the European Capital of Culture (EHMK2015). It was a great moment to activate all young artists and designers living in the city. It was the reason why we established an organisation Kycn z.s., which

I was leading as an independent student organisation for five years.

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Hello, my name is Radim and I'm studying in a multidisciplinary studio at the Royal College of Art with researchers, designers, and consultants to explore the potential of digital technologies to improve health and wellbeing. Nevertheless, I'm graduating in July and that means that I'm seeking for new job opportunities in the field of service and experience design.