Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 25–26, 2018: Training
Feb 26–28, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

An architect’s survival guide to healthcare

Sonya Natanzon (Guardant Health)
1:15pm–2:05pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers, leads, and enterprise and solution architects

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A general understanding of software development and solution architecture

What you'll learn

  • Understand the critical factors that influence solutions in healthcare space


Healthcare, a $3.5 trillion industry in the US alone, is a complex ecosystem of patients, providers, and payers entwined by diverse systems and a challenging regulatory landscape. Healthcare is no longer local: laboratory tests cross borders, and radiology reading is regularly outsourced offshore. For architects new to the industry, this complexity can be overwhelming. It’s also one of the most rewarding industries to work in.

Sonya Natanzon identifies the guideposts that help you navigate the complexity and focus on the most important aspects of healthcare solutions. Sonya dives into complexities that architects in healthcare face and shares ways to address them to create robust solutions and improve the patient experience.

Topics include:

  • The typical challenges of the healthcare industry
  • How to identify architectural/solution objectives
  • Who makes a good business partner
  • How to manage cross-cutting concerns, such as patient safety, security, and compliance
  • How to support other business needs, such as audits
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Sonya Natanzon

Guardant Health

Sonya Natanzon is an integration solutions architect at Guardant Health, where she’s passionate about helping patients by writing software. Sonya has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She started out as a software developer and bounced around a number of industries before invariably returning to healthcare.