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Lecture :: Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare (D2H2)

Dr. Yongmin Kim (University of Washington) to speak January 29th

DATE: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
LOCATION: IBB - Suddath Seminar Room

Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare (D2H2) has been proposed as a new healthcare delivery framework in the 21st century. The goal of D2H2 is to improve quality of care and patient wellness and outcomes by transforming the delivery of healthcare from a central, hospital-based system to one that is more distributed, patient-centered and home-based.

D2H2 has potentials to benefit patients by improving the quality and convenience of care, controlling healthcare cost, and preventing medical errors, thus leading to increased access to affordable and effective healthcare. Due to the complexity and scope of D2H2, collaboration between researchers, engineers, and providers from many traditional disciplines will be essential in order to overcome the obstacles and realize the full potential benefits of D2H2.

The D2H2 paradigm, with all the stakeholders working together toward the common and societal good, will aid in developing a sustainable 21st-century healthcare system with the potential to improve accessibility to healthcare, increase care quality, and control healthcare costs, not only in the developed countries but also in the developing countries. This presentation will summarize the opportunities and challenges in D2H2.

Dr. Yongmin Kim, University of WashingtonDr. Kim is an IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) , and a past President of IEEE-EMBS. He is a Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. His current research interests are medical imaging, image guided therapy, and enabling technologies for distributed diagnosis and home health care.

Dr. Kim will deliver a similar talk to the public at 6:30 in the TSRB auditorium.

For information: Dr. Robert Butera (;404-894-2935)


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