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July 3rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Use of Music with People with Dementia: Doing the Obvious

By Center for Innovation

 

What does it take to do the obvious?

 

Post written by Susan Mazer, Ph.D.

 

So much research, and so little traction!  That is what’s been happening with strong data supporting the effective use of music with people with dementia.

There is even research that points to the characteristics that music must have to help mitigate anxiety and stress for people with dementia, as well as patients in hospitals.  And, yet, it is still considered an exception to usual and customary care.
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Tags: Dementia, Health, Health Care, Healthcare, Innovaiton, Innovation, Music, Susan Mazer, Transform, txfm

July 3rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

5 Stories to Start Your Weekend

By Center for Innovation

 

Morning Update

 

 

 

1. 'Get My Health Data' Campaign Launches ( Press Release ).

2. Do You Really Want Disruptive Innovation ( Innovation Management ).

3. Why Doctors Need to Listen to and Understand the Patient's Perspective ( Healthworks Collective ).

4. RecycleHealth Wants to Donate that Fitbit in Your Sock Drawer ( The Boston Globe ).

5. Medical School Reboot for the 21st Century ( NPR ).

 

 

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July 2nd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Think Like a Designer!

By Center for Innovation

 

Providers Need to Practice Goal Directed Design

 

Post written by Joyce Lee

 

I take care of children with type 1 diabetes in my clinic, and in comparison with other chronic diseases, there is an abundance of health data available about my patients. Blood glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring systems provide anywhere from 4 up to 300+ blood glucose measures a day; insulin is being dosed anywhere from 4 to 12 insulin times a day, and carbohydrate information can be infinite with every meal and snack ingested. Furthermore, at the quarterly medical visits we have with our patients, there are additional measures available like Hemoglobin A1c, a blood test which provides the average blood glucose level over a 3 month period.

We as healthcare providers tend to come from scientific and statistical backgrounds, and we have very little training in the psychosocial and emotional management of diabetes. Therefore, we have a tendency to focus on the numeric aspects of diabetes. As a result, the typical interaction that happens between the healthcare provider and the patients and caregivers of individuals with type 1 diabetes goes something like this:

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Tags: Design, Design Thinking, Health By Design, Health Care, Healthcare, Innovation, Joyce Lee, Transform, txfm

July 2nd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

5 Stories to Make Today Awesome

By Center for Innovation

 

Morning Update

 

 

1. Why Connected Medicine is Becoming Vital to Health Care ( Wall Street Journal ).

2. The Explainer: Disruptive Innovation ( Harvard Business Review ).

3. This Hospital of the Future is Redefining the Patient Experience ( GE ).

4. What's Driving Health Care Innovation ( Bloomberg )?

5. Unpacking the Role Design has in Health Care's Future ( CFI ).

 

 

 

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July 1st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

An Evening With the Future of Health

By Center for Innovation

 

We Need Stories

 

Post written by Pritpal S Tamber

 

I was in the Netherlands a few weeks ago and met a small group of people trying to think courageously about the future of health. It was invigorating to see such bravery, often in the face of resistance from 'the system'.

The Netherlands has the best health care system in Europe, according to the Euro Health Consumer Index. Its citizens have to take out health insurance. The Dutch government oversees the quality of, and ensures access to, care, but does not directly manage the system. The country spends about

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Tags: collaboration, Design, Design Thinking, future, Health, Health Care, Healthcare, Innovation, Pritpal S Tamber, Pritpal Tamber, Transform, txfm

July 1st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

5 Stories You Need to Read Today

By Center for Innovation

 

Morning Update

 

 

1. Are Wearables the Future of Clinical Trials ( Healthworks Collective )?

2. Innovation in the C-School of Mind ( Innovation Management ).

3. Using Data to Increase Patient Experience in Health Care ( Harvard Business Review ).

4. The Wheelchair Gets a Makeover and a New Name ( Wall Street Journal ).

5. Shift Happens: Disrupting the Delivery of Health Care ( EMC Spark ).

 

 

 
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June 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Designing for Better Health: Podcasting with Samantha Dempsey

By Center for Innovation

 

Saving the world one design at a time

 

 

After reading former CFI Fellow Samantha Dempsey's article in Scientific America, "How Design Can Improve Health Care for Everyone," we knew we had to connect on Skype and pick her brain!

Samantha brings great insight into the worlds between design and health care, working as an Experience Designer for Mad*Pow. She brought some incredible thoughts to the conversation, and we hope you enjoy listening after the break.

 

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Tags: Design, Design Thinking, Health, Health Care, Healthcare, Innovation, mad pow, podcast, samantha dempsey, Transform, txfm

June 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Health Care Isn't Difficult When You Learn How to Do 1 Thing Right

By Center for Innovation

 

Health Care Isn't Rocket Science

 

Post written by Andy DeLao

 

After spending a day at the Chateau De Versailles at a Design Thinking Bootcamp For Healthcare, my team came back together to go over our interviews, share the stories, write down our observations, and to share any photographs, video, or other items we may have collected as part of our immersion.

We then took all of our information and went into another room where we saw this on the wall:

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Tags: Andy DeLao, Center for Innovaiton, Design, Design Thinking, Health Care, Healthcare, Innovation, Transform, txfm

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