Thomas Boillat

Thomas Boillat

Assistant Professor in Healthcare Innovation and Technologies | Design Lab

Thomas Boillat is an assistant professor in healthcare innovation and technologies. He is the co-founder of the Digital Lab, an initiative of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine and Health Sciences. He designs and evaluates solutions in the field of medicine and collaborates closely with physicians. He is also a Human-centered approach advocate and teaches Design Thinking to undergraduates, postgraduates and medical professionals. He also facilitates Design Thinking workshops and projects with medical professionals, designers, and engineers.

Prior his current position, he was a senior researcher in computer science at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and a visiting scholar at Stanford School of Medicine. He earned his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC). His doctoral studies focused on the design and uses of IT artifacts for individual routines in organizational contexts.

Prior his doctorate, Thomas worked in different small and big companies as well as for the scientific Swiss consulate (swissnex) in Boston.

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