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...

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...

  Post written by Susan Mazer   On 9/11, administrators at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, which cares for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury patients, quickly realized that continuous television broadcasting of the fall of the twin towers, people jumping from the...

Post Written By Philip Kersten Inspiring Innovation Throughout The Healthcare Industry Starting from a brainstorm in 2001 that, in the words of Nicholas LaRusso, “Began with a 12-pack of Guinness at Michael Brennan’s house,” the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation has come...

  Ronald-Amodeo-Everything-Interesting-Happens     Post written by Ronald Amodeo   Some years ago I had the chance to test a new business concept for Best Buy. We set up shop in the parking lot of a Boca Raton, FL store and exchanged Best Buy gift cards for used games and electronics. The concept proved worthwhile, with 3-4 viable business models emerging, and eventually Best Buy scaled it. But what caught my attention most that day was something different. The parking lot was very unlike the store environment. It seemed to free up how people (not customers) and staff (not employees) talked to each other. Some wild conversations happened over those few days, and our little test group quickly found itself thinking more "outside the box" than it had ever done in a conference room back at headquarters.

    Blog post written by Pritpal S Tamber   In this post, I am reproducing a chapter from The Alpine Review by Charles Leadbeater. He argues that creating the health systems of tomorrow will mean learning from the developing world, so-called reverse-innovation. He also argues...

    Post written by Nancy Cappello, Ph.D.   I was on-deck at the set of Better Connecticut in June, 2014 getting ready to discuss, yet again, my dense breasts and the Mission of Are You Dense, Inc. to promote our upcoming MusicFest Fundraiser. Multitasking as usual, I...

    Telespine   With the Techstars ++ visiting team of startups are visiting Mayo Clinic, we sat down with each one to talk more about their business, and their work. We first sat down with Telespine, an online system of back care developed to help people with Low Back Pain. Telespine is a proven, online 8-week program for lower back pain. It’s easy to do and based on over 100 clinical studies that show you can have near term and lasting relief from your pain by spending just 10 minutes a day with Telespine. Listen to the whole conversation after the break!