May 13, 2013 - Virtual reality, handheld super computers, Bring-Your-Own-Device, digital concierges, technology-driven user experiences, and thousands of consumer electronics are completing reinventing the culture and methods of American healthcare. While healthcare administrators race to prepare for 32 million uninsured who are about to enter the system as new patients, technology remains the critical tool in balancing surging demand, more stringent quality standards, and constrained financial resources.
Many of these technologies will be featured at Sparling's complimentary Tech Expo this Thursday in San Diego. "Our annual Tech Expo is not just a fun evening for networking with industry influencers and decision-makers, it's a great chance to personally experience many of the integrated technologies that most professionals are only talking about or reading about. Folks that are tired of hearing second or third hand about the digital coup in healthcare are experiencing it firsthand at our events," adds David Smith, Sparling's regional leader for technology consulting and engineering.
"A picture is still worth a thousand words, but we believe an experience is worth ten thousand," notes Nate Larmore, Sparling's Practice Leader for Technology Services. He goes on to describe the evolution of Sparling's work with customers, "rather than simply writing or talking to clients about new technologies or digitally-enhanced experiences, our team has taken to organizing prototypes for customers to see, touch, and experience. It's that experience that transforms the virtual into something tangible - it's no longer a concept, it's real."
The Expo has emerged as a must-attend on the seasonal calendar for owners, architects, and contractors to gather for one evening to share ideas, test drive new technologies, assemble project teams, and enjoy an evening of refreshment and live music. The Expo is free of charge and runs from 5PM - 9PM on Thursday, May 16th, at Sparling's San Diego office, 9191 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 220, San Diego, CA.
The Expo is a symbol of Sparling's unique user-experience focus in an industry that is largely dominated by an emphasis on diminishing design resources which leads to rushed design schedules, poorly executed user involvement, unexceptional innovation, and mediocre projects. "Our clients look to us to drive their facilities and operations in new directions. By focusing on measurable process improvements and user satisfaction criteria, we are able to design projects that are often the most cost-effective and technologically capable solutions in our client's portfolio," says Scott McChesney who leads Sparling's Physical Security Practice.
Nate adds that Sparling's approach to projects is "less about what we already know and more about what our clients are trying to achieve. High value tech design concentrates on the intersection of the human experience and digital electronics. By directing the collision of psychology, biology and technology, we keep our client's needs at the center of every innovative decision - and, yes, we are as obsessed with UX as we are CAPEX and OPEX." (By UX he is referencing how the firm has championed the User eXperience as project performance indicator.)
Contact Tracy Lyon at Sparling to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
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