Dec 1, 2016

CFI Strategist Lorna Ross: Designing for "extreme and extraordinary preferences"

By skintzele @skintzele
Lorna Ross’s design career has been an interesting journey spanning more than 25 years, with stops in the world of fashion, wearable technology and, most recently, health care. Currently serving as Director of Design at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation, Ross was a featured speaker at Dublin’s Inspirefest 2016, an [...]
CFI Strategist Lorna Ross: Designing for
Nov 1, 2016

Transform Breakout Session Fuels Honest Dialogue about Design Process Challenges

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation service designer Amy Wicks and colleagues, Steve Ommen M.D., Kelli Walvatne and Paul Nordlund, engaged Transform 2016 attendees in a lively discussion about the challenges the team encountered and what they learned while working on a project called Smart Space. As part of a larger [...]
Transform Breakout Session Fuels Honest Dialogue about Design Process Challenges
Sep 29, 2016

Speaker's Plea: 'Win the journey' where people live their lives

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
The stage at the end of the large hall is bathed in cool purples and blues. The runway is flanked by two huge television screens. An announcer asks people to take their seats as quiet background music gives way to a pounding beat. It’s 8 a.m. on day three of [...]
Speaker's Plea: 'Win the journey' where people live their lives
Sep 26, 2016

Transform 2016: Giving college students a leg up on competition in the job market

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Caroline Patton and Ashraf Ali smile easily as they reflect on their motivation to attend Transform 2016. Patton and Ali were among 24 Health Administration students from Auburn University attending the conference, held from Sept. 14 -16 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Patton says she is on the fence [...]
Transform 2016: Giving college students a leg up on competition in the job market
Sep 22, 2016

Transform 2016: 'History Has Its Eyes on Us'

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
It’s hard to know whether the extra-long speaker’s runway at Transform 2016 was designed to get moderator John Hockenberry closer to the audience or was simply a prop for a few good one-liners. Or maybe it was there to give Hockenberry a few extra seconds to consider whether he really [...]
Transform 2016: 'History Has Its Eyes on Us'
Sep 13, 2016

PlaceMakers | A Block Party for the Future of Rochester, MN Transform 2016 Highlights Urban Prototyping

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Attending Transform 2016? Coinciding with the conference, an urban prototyping festival will be kicking off Thursday, September 15, just a few blocks away from the conference. The inaugural Placemakers: Prototyping Festival facilitated by Destination Medical Center, Rochester Downtown Alliance, and the Rochester Art Center will feature sixteen prototyping teams re-imagining [...]
PlaceMakers | A Block Party for the Future of Rochester, MN  Transform 2016 Highlights Urban Prototyping
Sep 12, 2016

Mayo entrepreneurs among highlights at Transform

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
From PechaKucha rapid-fire presentations to case-study explorations, Mayo Clinic staff will take center stage at Transform 2016, Sept. 14–16, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Transform 2016 is a three-day symposium that attracts people from around the globe to tackle the most [...]
Mayo entrepreneurs among highlights at Transform
Sep 8, 2016

We Made This Thing....

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
An Interview with CFI’s Amy Wicks Amy Wicks is a service designer at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, where she works directly with patients and care team members to enhance the health care experience from both perspectives. She will be part of an interactive breakout session during Transform in which [...]
We Made This Thing....
Sep 2, 2016

Make Culture Change Possible Through Design

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Article by guest authors Thomas Fisher, University of Minnesota and Jess Roberts, Allina Health We hear a lot about the culture of health and it now seems clear that we cannot improve the health of Americans without a change in a cultural context that makes unhealthy behavior the default. But how can we [...]
Make Culture Change Possible Through Design
Sep 1, 2016

The Convergence of Economics and Design

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
An Interview with CFI’s Nel Pilgrim-Rukavina Nel Pilgrim-Rukavina is a Service Designer at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation where she collaborates with diverse teams to tackle complex problems. Her current work is focused on taking grassroots ideas within Mayo Clinic to fruition through her work with CFI’s CoDE (Connect [...]
The Convergence of Economics and Design
Aug 26, 2016

Reframing the Conversation

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Article by guest author Eric Anderson   Last month, The Hill published an article written by Mayo Clinic physicians Gregory J. Gores, M.D. and Robert B. Diasio, M.D. in response to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s recent Cancer Moonshot initiative. If the moonshot, an effort to accelerate [...]
Reframing the Conversation
Aug 3, 2016

Florida Destination Medical Building Expansion

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
As plans for the Destination Medical Building project in Florida continue to take shape, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) staff based in Rochester and Jacksonville are working to analyze and optimize the patient experience within that new facility. Plans for the building include significant expansions for both hematology and [...]
Florida Destination Medical Building Expansion
Aug 2, 2016

"....Bring Tane Back for Transform 2016"

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
As part of Transform 2012, Tane Danger got together with Former-Congressman Dick Gephardt to provide insight and entertainment about the national effort for healthcare reform. Through a lens of humor and optimism, we all caught a glimpse into the possibilities for change in healthcare policy. Dick also shared how humor [...]
Aug 2, 2016

Mayo Clinic Think Big Challenge 2016

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Mayo Clinic Think Big Challenge: A Start-up Pitch with a Twist Post written  by Center for Innovation We have the technology, we just need the accelerant. And we’re hoping you can provide it. The 2016 Mayo Clinic Think Big Challenge is a pitch competition with a twist. This year one [...]
Mayo Clinic Think Big Challenge 2016
May 23, 2016

Improving the Patient Experience Around Bladder Cancer By Building Community

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written By Guest Blogger, Siobhan Bulfin, Founder and CEO of Melon Health, a Mayo Techstars++ company Bladder cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US, with over 75,000 new cases diagnosed in the US annually. Bladder cancer is three times more common in men than women, [...]
Improving the Patient Experience Around Bladder Cancer By Building Community
May 20, 2016

A Language of Design for Healthcare

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written by Guest Blogger Joyce Lee Have you ever heard of this condition called: Low Lego Literacy Definition: The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic lego information and services needed to make appropriate lego creations. Ok, I admit, I made up this [...]
A Language of Design for Healthcare
May 17, 2016

Why We Love Human-Centered Design (And You Should Too)

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written by UMR Writing Intern Megan Zimmerman Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI) is dedicated to the idea that healthcare is at its best when it is designed to meet the needs of their patient. This idea is called human-centered design. The team of designers start by trying to [...]
Why We Love Human-Centered Design (And You Should Too)
May 16, 2016

Let’s Talk: Aren’t Health Care Providers Expected to Discuss Medical Reports With Patients?

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written by Guest Blogger Nancy Cappello, Ph.D. Being the architect of legislation to include a patient’s dense breast tissue, the strongest predictor of mammography missing cancer, in the patient’s mammography reporting results, I am compelled to respond to a recent study in JAMA: “Study Finds Poor Understandability of Notifications Sent to Women Regarding [...]
Let’s Talk: Aren’t Health Care Providers Expected to Discuss Medical Reports With Patients?
May 13, 2016

Is Compassion a Corporate, Social, or Moral Value?

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written by Guest Blogger Susan Mazer Reposted with permission from author. Article originally found on Huffington Post. Healthcare is working at being “more compassionate.” Hospital administrators in the U.S. are strategizing on how to build compassion into their operations in ways that their patients and families feel it. At [...]
Is Compassion a Corporate, Social, or Moral Value?
May 12, 2016

The Rise of the Birth Plan: A Design Opportunity for Patients and Hospitals

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written by Guest Blogger Stephanie Habif As I prepare for the birth of my second child, I feel incredibly grateful that I have access to hospital practitioners who honor and respect my birth plan. To be able to talk with my maternity care team about the experience my partner [...]
The Rise of the Birth Plan: A Design Opportunity for Patients and Hospitals
May 10, 2016

Feedback on proposed FDA guidance on interoperable medical devices

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written By Guest Blogger, Dana Lewis Our friend Anna McCollister-Slipp first alerted us to the proposed draft guidance recently released from the FDA, covering medical device interoperability. (You can read the draft guidance linked here.) We were subsequently among those asked by Amy Tenderich, and others, to share our initial thoughts and [...]
Feedback on proposed FDA guidance on interoperable medical devices
May 9, 2016

Patient Advocacy & Digital Health

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written by Guest Blogger Joseph Babaian, M.B.A. They say that if we want the foundation of what matters, look toward the truths of childhood. I agree! Dr. Seuss is one of my standbys for distilling things down to the essence of what we need to focus on. As healthcare [...]
Patient Advocacy & Digital Health
May 6, 2016

Robots/Robotics in Healthcare

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written by Guest Blogger Bernadette Keefe, M.D. Introduction Robots, through their combined “otherness” and “sameness”, capture the human imagination. However, the purpose of robots, and use of robotics, has always been, essentially, practical. Humans have used robots to do work since ancient times. It’s the capacity of robots to produce, on a [...]
Robots/Robotics in Healthcare
May 5, 2016

It’ll take more than a list to climb this mountain

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Post Written By Guest Blogger Pritpal S. Tamber This commentary by Ollie Smith, a member of the Executive of the Creating Health Collaborative, was first published in our report, Eleven Principles for Creating Health. Reading through the principles and questions that arose from our 2015 meeting I am reminded of [...]
It’ll take more than a list to climb this mountain