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October 23rd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Utilizing Technology to Build a Continuum of Care

By Kate Scheffler

 

Each year, Mayo Clinic’s Transform symposium offers a place for healthcare innovators to reimagine and redesign the current challenges facing healthcare. A keynote speaker at this year’s event, Vaughn Kauffman, discusses the impact of consumerism on the healthcare industry and how health insurers play a central role in controlling expenses and improving quality. Principal at PwC’s Health Industries Advisory Services, Kauffman has served a variety of health insurers and providers focused on information technology and business operations. Recently, his work has revolved around examining health care reform and innovation in health care information technology to identify ways to achieve efficiencies across the health care field by improving quality and accountability of care. [...]

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October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Theory on Patient Education

By Matthew Gardner, Mayo Clinic Service Designer

 

Mindinng The GAp

 

I have a nurse friend who was asking around for leads to research about, “what motivates patients to participate in patient education?”

I had already started to form my own view on that, so instead of looking around for leads to articles that I didn’t know existed, I provided my own answer, founded upon conversations that I have had recently, and in the past, but also upon a recent experience I had following up with patients with diabetes who had been given an opportunity to participate in an education pilot, but who had not taken the chance.

So here it is:

In my own experience [...]

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October 15th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Making Health Addictive

By center_for_innovation

 

 
Blog Post Written by Kate Scheffler.

Bringing design thinking to health care, Mayo Clinic’s annual Transform symposium is a dynamic event focused on redesigning the way that health care is experienced and delivered. Leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds both inside and outside the health care industry convene at the conference and share their ideas on transforming the delivery of health care. Speakers discussed topics ranging from new models of health care delivery to challenges concerning the integration of technology into health, engaging and challenging audience members throughout the process.

Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners Healthcare, [...]

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October 14th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

If These Rooms Could Talk

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Setting the Stage for the Patient Experience

 

Guest Blog Post by 2013 Transform Presenter, Susan Mazer

 

I keep coming back to the patient experience as being elusive, difficult to nail down, and more difficult to actually make happen and control. Added to that is the role of the physical environment as it informs patients and families about the hospital culture, staff competency; and provides real-time “data” for their prognosis.

So, let’s talk about setting the stage. How do you pre-empt opinions and reactions by anticipating the first impression of everyone who comes into the patient room?

When we set the stage for a romantic [...]

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October 13th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The One Thing To Remember This Week

By center_for_innovation

 

 

 

 

Yesterday's Home Runs Don't Win Today's Games. Babe Ruth

 

 

While this quote doesn't refer to innovation, design thinking or health care directly, it's a valuable lesson we can all be reminded of time and time again: we can't rest on the laurels of our past successes. Much like baseball, every new project, patient, or prototype you are working with is a new game. There are a lot of analogies to be pulled out of baseball for the world of innovation and health care (teamwork, training, sacrifice, and more) and they work to inspire us for each challenge.

Start this week wiping the [...]

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October 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dr. David Katz Presenting at Transform 2014

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Guest blog post from Theresa Lewis, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs 

 

“Healthcare does not make health.” That was a simple statement made by David Katz, M.D., M.P.H as he presented to the Transform audience.

According to Katz, “There is a gap between what we know and what we do with what we know.” He goes on to explain, “We live in a world that has transformed around us, but not necessarily in a good way,” for example, people consume more calories and take part in less physical activity.

Katz believes we need to “translate” what we know about being healthy and take action.  He admits, “No one thing we do will transform the problem!” He used an amazingly simple analogy- it’s like using sandbags at a levy. “One sandbag does not keep us dry!” We need to use multiple sandbags and work as a community to make an impact and be successful.

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