AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s not a group you’d expect to find working together, but some of the state’s top health care professionals and designers are searching for solutions to the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes.
“Design is a very creative process that considers the human needs of whoever you are designing it for, first and foremost,” Design Institute for Health Executive Director Stacey Chang told KXAN in May.
Chang leads the partnership between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, breaking ground at the intersection of health care and design.
After the Austin City Council approved a resolution dedicating resources to long-term care facilities, Chang said they would begin looking at the root problems contributing to the spread of the virus and how to redesign the system to prevent it.
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