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The role of design in improving care  and increasing efficiencies

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Sean Hughes

Sean Hughes

Chief Design Officer, Philips Design Healthcare


Design’s role in healthcare begins with a search for answers. Where do we find inspiration? How do we partner with patients, providers and caregivers to give them what they really want and need? How do we apply research and uncover insights to solve today’s challenges.


Sean Hughes, Chief Design Officer at Philips Design Healthcare, answers these questions and more with an inside look into the creative process behind our work creating meaningful healthcare innovations that make a difference in people’s lives and work.

Creating a healthier future – inside Philips Design Healthcare

Creating a healthier future - Inside Philips Design Healthcare

“If a patient is worried, or a clinician is challenged, or a caregiver is overwhelmed, we want to understand why and how we can partner to solve these challenges.”


- Sean Hughes, Chief Design Officer, Philips Design Healthcare

Much of the change we see taking place in the world of healthcare is being driven by the rapid expansion of digital technology.

All of our solutions have been designed around the needs of the user. For every project these can be different, as the context of use and the type of user drives the experience design.

We endeavor to understand the challenge from the perspectives of all our stakeholders, and then co-create solutions that provide a win for all parties.

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