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April 1st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

New Viable Prototype Announced: The jIVa Wearable

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April Fools

 

Through Human-Centered Design and collaboration with multiple producers of coffee, the Center for Innovation is proud to announce it's first wearable prototype: the jIVa. The jIVa is an intravenous device that allows you to directly absorb coffee directly into your blood stream. Preliminary benefits have been shown to increase typing speeds, multitasking efficiency, and a 300% increase in ideation creation.
"We went through various different models and systems before landing on what, in our opinion, is a ground-breaking shift in wearable technology," said lead designer, Meghan Rossel.
The economic implications are just being recognized through the first quarter of tests. With the jIVa, there is no more need to [...]

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Tags: Coffee, Ground Breaking Innovation, Industry Killer, jIVa, prototype

March 31st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

How Do You Define Success in Healthcare Innovation?

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Nitya-Post

 

Written by Nitya Chandiramani

 

The word success evokes a variety of images, conjures a diverse range of definitions, and hold meanings unique to every individual. To some degree, people are socialized to think of success as a linear path. Typically, tangible goals are achieved at each step and materialistic rewards are obtained along the way. This process culminates in the picture perfect life that many of us would characterize as the American Dream.

While that dream provides a conventional and secure sense of accomplishment, the beauty of success is that it does not have to be confined and compressed into a neat little box. This is especially [...]

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Tags: Center for Innovation, CFI, change, Clinical, collaboration, communication, community, conversations, creativity, decision making, Design, Design Research, Design Thinking, Innovation, success, Transform symposium, TXFM

March 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Why We Need Humor in Health Care

By Center for Innovation

 

Patch Adams

 

One of our most popular videos from Transform has been from the amazing Patch Adams. Five years later, he is still clowning around the globe with his clown tours, and making children laugh and smile in countless ways.

Enjoy his awe inspiring talk after the break!

 

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Tags: Design, Design Thinking, Health, Health Care, Healthcare, Innovation, Patch Adams, symposium, Transform, Transform Conference, Transform symposium, TXFM

March 27th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

10 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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weekend-roundup

 

 

Engaging and supporting your staff improves the patient experience ( Health Service Journal ).

Data Silos: Health care's Silent Shame ( Forbes ).

Apple has it's sights on clinical trials ( Washington Post ).

Health care systems try to cut costs by aiding the poor and troubled ( New York Times ).

When wearable tech saves your life, you won't take it off ( Fast Company ).

Department of Health and Human Services launches digital storytelling to increase HIV treatment (

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March 26th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

An Inconvenient Truth: How Your Environment Can Improve the Patient Experience

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Your Environment, Your Health

 

When the snow starts melting and temperatures turn above freezing here in Minnesota, everyone becomes happier. There's an almost tangible change in everyone's attitude that is powerful. If the changing of the season can have this profound effect on people's well-being, how much of an effect can the environment of a clinical setting have on someone's recovery?

This very question was the impetus for what Transform Presenter Susan Mazer, Ph.D., took to create the C.A.R.E. Channel and her Healing Healthcare Systems business.

For Dr. Mazer, the environment of the patient's room is critical to not only patient recovery, but also the clinical staff's well-being. In her own personal experience it became evident how the noises around the hospital, the lack of windows and layout of her room all affected her and the staff as they interacted.

We connected with Dr. Mazer on Skype to talk with her more about the Patient Experience, and how creating an environment that helped establish a human connection to the patient is beneficial to everyone.

Listen to the full conversation after the break!

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Tags: Design, Design Thinking, experience, Health Care, Healthcare, Patient Engagement, patient experience, Susan Mazer, symposium, Transform, Transform Conference, TXFM

March 25th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Flipping the Concept of Health Literacy

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Is Patient Literacy a Healthcare Problem or a Design Problem?
 

Post Written by Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H., originally featured on Medium

Patient problem or healthcare problem?
 

Upon the recommendation of colleagues, I have been reading a fantastic book by famed designer, Alan Cooper, titled The Inmates are Running the Asylum. It’s a book about software design, but it’s changing the way that I think about healthcare.

Cooper talks about the problems with the usability of software:
We industry insiders toss around the term “computer literacy,” assuming that in order to [...]

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March 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Does the Cost of Healthcare Make Us More Healthy?

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Paying Until It Hurts

 

Post Written by Dominique Pandy

 

When Transform presenter Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D. began writing Paying Till It Hurts for the New York Times, health care consumers readily sacrificed their privacy and offered up their own experiences so their stories could be told. In a fitting opening for Mayo Clinic’s 2014 Transform Symposium, she highlighted current concerns with the American medical system that were covered in her series.

These concerns include drug prices, procedure prices, and hospital costs in the current United States medical system. Rosenthal’s 11-part series examined where the money in the medical system is going, and sought to [...]

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