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 Haley Pysick   In a corporate-driven society, failure of any kind is a threat. It’s not just a threat to the bottom-line, but also to the structure, reputation, and functioning of the company. To prevent deviation from management’s imposed...

    Blog post written by Philip Kersten   We are all creatures of habit. Over eons of evolution, our brains have developed ways of making our conscious lives less complicated. The brain’s ability to make habits has made daily routines feel--for lack of...

  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...

      Patient Experience - A "New" and Lasting Healthcare Reality ( HCLDR ). Surgical 'Black Box' Could Reduce Errors ( CNN ). Design Thinking Turned This Doctor's World Upside-Down ( CFI ). What is "Design Fixation," and How Can You Stop It ( Co.Design...

  Doctor as Designer   When Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H., took her sabbatical at Stanford, she discovered design and design thinking and her whole approach to life was turned upside-down. And she has never been more excited. When you see the transformation that just her office took (check out her blog here) into become a collaborative space, or how she approaches life with her two children and family, it's evident that design thinking has radically transformed her work and life for the better. We were able to catch Dr. Lee during her busy schedule to connect online and have an amazing conversation about design thinking in health care, patients as part of the collaborative process, and how design enables people to power their own health. Catch the whole conversation after the break!

    Written by Nitya Chandiramani   The word success evokes a variety of images, conjures a diverse range of definitions, and hold meanings unique to every individual. To some degree, people are socialized to think of success as a linear path. Typically, tangible goals...

      Engaging and supporting your staff improves the patient experience ( Health Service Journal ). Data Silos: Health care's Silent Shame ( Forbes ). Apple has it's sights on clinical trials ( Washington Post ). Health care systems try to cut costs by aiding...

  Post Written by Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H., originally featured on Medium Patient problem or healthcare problem?   Upon the recommendation of colleagues, I have been reading a fantastic book by famed designer, Alan Cooper, titled The Inmates are Running the Asylum. It’s a...