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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

  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...

  This is just the beginning     Post by Stephanie Quilao   In 2007, I was working at Microsoft as an Enthusiast (Consumer) Evangelist when Steve Jobs took to the stage to introduce iPhone to the world. I remember staring at the live stream on my laptop thinking, “Apple wins.” In 8 short years, the iPhone has significantly changed the way we live and work, and has created billion dollar industries. When Tim Cook took to the stage in 2014 to introduce Apple Watch, I had the exact same feeling as I did back then, “Apple wins…again.” The Apple Watch is not just another wearable, it’s life management from your wrist. For health and wellness, the Apple Watch elevates the wearables game from being utilitarian to a holistic experience. Creating a healthy life is not just a sum of independent trackable tasks; it’s a bigger picture of our lifestyle.

    Post by Susan Mazer   While I have written about patient safety many times, I don’t feel that I have nailed the case for “safety collectivism” — the idea that keeping everyone safe starts by taking care of one. Current safety regulations almost...

  Written by Ronald Amodeo, first posted on LinkedIn   A place exists where innovation happens better than anywhere else. Ideas come in torrents. Experiments occur almost by accident. Failures are so common that people barely pause to ponder them. Every breath brings...