Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

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August 22nd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Plush Disease Toys Deliver Healthy Education

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GiantMicrobes

Education about health care can show up in many different forms and mediums. So what happens when an innovative ideas comes in the form of plush toys? You get GIANTMicrobes®, a company that produces plush toys of microscopic organisms, including diseases and human biology.

Nerdblock.com, an ecommerce subscription box start-up, will ship thousands of playful plush versions of chlamydia, crab louse, gonorrhea and syphilis, in a bid to raise awareness of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among its worldwide audience.

There are about 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases each year in 

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August 21st, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Transforming Healthcare Through Urban Farming

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Will Allen and Growing Power

 

Guest Blog Post by Nolan Meyer.

The upcoming Transform symposium will be an extravaganza of innovation you simply cannot miss if you are interested in innovation and design solutions that transform healthcare for both the patient and the provider. We have invited innovators and thought leaders from a wide range of industries to inspire you and give us all actionable ways to start transforming health care today. What makes Transform unique is that the speakers include physicians, scientists, designers, and innovators, who are leaders in their fields, which may not be directly related to health care. Innovation in any field is valuable, and lessons from innovation can [...]

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August 19th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Telling the Stories of Innovation

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Guest Blog Post Written by: Nolan Meyer 

The Mayo Clinic’s Transform symposium bring the brightest minds to Mayo Clinic to relay what is being done to improve the state of medicine. In 2010, Jesse Dylan, noted film-maker, founder and CEO of Wondros, and son of Bob Dylan, spoke at Transform about how he works to broadcast the stories of those who have trouble distributing a message. As a multimedia guru, Dylan has a unique skillset to do so. His talk began with a sampling of the film work he and his team had done, featuring Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Matthew McConaughey. Jesse’s specialization is using his multimedia expertise [...]

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August 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Connecting The Dots

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Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. Charles Eames

 

 

One of the greatest assets to innovation is to have a diverse group of individuals, interests, backgrounds and education, to bring new and original ideas to the table. You can often be surprised with the connections you discover that are shared across multiple industries that might not have any overlap. Or the similar obstacles you share.

We spent this last weekend at the #MakeHealth Fest" href="https://storify.com/pfanderson/we-makehealth-fest" target="_blank">We #MakeHealth Fest at the University of Michigan, and discovered some great ideas for Health Care through the lens of the Maker community [...]

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August 14th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Solving "The American Health Care Paradox" at Transform

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The American Health Care Paradox

 

Guest Post Written by: Lada Bogenschutz

 

Imagine a place where people can come together to find inspiration and innovative solutions to prominent problems in the health care world. Every year at Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation’s Transform symposium, this place becomes a reality. During this year’s symposium, nearly 30 different ambitious and enthusiastic speakers will teach, challenge, and inspire their audience. Audience members come with a promise of not only insightful information, but with the ability to create meaningful connections with those who share similar interests.

Along with each presentation, presenters encourage audience members to ask questions, bounce around thoughts and ideas, and [...]

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August 12th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Building an In-House Innovation Accelerator

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Connect. Design. Enable.

 

Guest Post Written By Nolan Meyer.

 

In medicine, dynamic environments demand innovative solutions. With today’s ever-changing patient base, innovation is a requirement to remain in the forefront of healthcare. Health solutions are the results of efforts to change medicine for the better. Innovative medical solutions enable pioneering institutions like the Mayo Clinic to provide efficient care to a growing group of patients. As usual, the Mayo Clinic has taken the initiative in setting this trend of innovation.

The Center for Innovation’s CoDE program incubates and accelerates ideas from teams of Mayo Clinic employees with innovative ideas. CoDE is short for Connect-Design-Enable. [...]

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August 12th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Innovations in Virtual Care, an Interview with Intel

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The Digital Future of Health Care

 

The Medical Director of the Center for Innovation, Douglas Wood, M.D., sat down recently with one of our Transform Sponsors, Intel, to discuss the future of virtual health care, and the role technology plays in innovation with healthcare.

 

Below is just a snippet of the conversation. See the full video and interview on Intel's blog here.

 

 
Intel: What is the future of virtual healthcare?

Wood: To Mayo Clinic, the future of virtual health is [...]

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August 11th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Inspiration From Frank Lloyd Wright

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An idea is salvation by imagination. Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

From your imagination comes ideas, and through the nurture of innovation, some ideas live and thrive, becoming reality.

Transform is our call to inspire and build ideas for health care and to literally transform the experience and delivery of health care.

 

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