Comic Relief Written By Contributing Guest Writer: Katie Nelson Leading up to the big closing finale of TRANSFORM on Tuesday September 10th, were six different sessions entitled “Digging In”. This name is fitting, as the purpose of each of these six, short workshops was to provide a chance to explore specific issues on a deeper level, through participating in smaller group activities. I attended the  session entitled: “How Can Comics Help Us Understand Health?” because naturally, one would assume that these two things have no correlation at all. However, more recently, comics are being used in healthcare as a way to portray difficult information to patients in a way that they are more likely to understand.
The_Forum_Blog_Post Written By Contributing Guest Writer: Jessica Solberg When I walked into the 2013 Transform symposium at the Mayo Clinic Civic Center, I was not sure what to expect. As part of the media team, I was assigned to write about my experience at “Connecting at the Forum”, an area designated to see innovative work from different Transform community members. I become more knowledgeable on areas the community feels healthcare is lacking and discussed how we can improve these areas to better serve the patients. Circulating the room, with doctors, nurses, journalists, and other students I was able to see many interesting symposium projects that the members had put together, as well as hear their opinions, concerns, and positive feedback on what was being presented. Two projects stuck out to me and both were improvements made by technology.
Transform_Science_Sunday_Post Written By Contributing Guest Writer: Katie Nelson The 2013 TRANSFORM symposium, hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, kicked off at the Mayo Civic Center on Sunday, September 8. The Center for Innovation’s mission is “to transform the experience and delivery of healthcare and to make these discoveries and solutions available for all people”, which exemplifies the purpose of TRANSFORM. This conference brings hundreds of healthcare professionals from all over the world together, to have the difficult conversations necessary to improve healthcare. “Science Sunday” served as the big kickoff to the conference; the purpose being to hear about new discoveries being made, from various researchers. If you ask me, it was a great way to get all of the attendees in the spirit – to get people thinking. Moderator John Hockenberry explained that the reason why this conference is so important is because, "it brings to light how driven professionals are to dig in and ask questions, in order to get somewhere."

We are truly privileged and honored to announce our 2013 Transform sponsor, Target, and their Simplicity Challenge. Share your innovative and unique idea for simplifying healthcare for the opportunity to partner with Target and a chance to win $25,000! At Target,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjS3s6vrT9E   Watch the Transform symposium this year live on the web for free!   John Hockenberry is the host of public radio's live morning news program "The Takeaway." An Emmy Award- and Peabody Award-winning journalist, he's a former correspondent for NBC News, ABC...

As we prepare for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the inclusion of 32 million additional Americans into the healthcare system, each player in the healthcare arena – including industry, providers and innovators – is identifying ways to...

In order to reach new heights, today’s health care innovations must be scalable to large populations, and the panelists for the Transform Symposium’s Scale session are advancing large-scale health care solutions forward each and every day. Whether it be handling the clinical...

The cronut, the collision of a donut and croissant. CHOMP! The tootsie roll pop, the collision of a lollie pop and a chocolatey center. LICK! The root beer float, the collision of ice cream and sugary soda beverage. SLURP! Food collisions have taken...