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...

  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...

  Patch Adams   One of our most popular videos from Transform has been from the amazing Patch Adams. Five years later, he is still clowning around the globe with his clown tours, and making children laugh and smile in countless ways. Enjoy his awe inspiring talk after the break!  

      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...

  Your Environment, Your Health   When the snow starts melting and temperatures turn above freezing here in Minnesota, everyone becomes happier. There's an almost tangible change in everyone's attitude that is powerful. If the changing of the season can have this profound effect on people's well-being, how much of an effect can the environment of a clinical setting have on someone's recovery? This very question was the impetus for what Transform Presenter Susan Mazer, Ph.D., took to create the C.A.R.E. Channel and her Healing Healthcare Systems business. For Dr. Mazer, the environment of the patient's room is critical to not only patient recovery, but also the clinical staff's well-being. In her own personal experience it became evident how the noises around the hospital, the lack of windows and layout of her room all affected her and the staff as they interacted. We connected with Dr. Mazer on Skype to talk with her more about the Patient Experience, and how creating an environment that helped establish a human connection to the patient is beneficial to everyone. Listen to the full conversation after the break!

  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...

    Post Written by Dominique Pandy   When Transform presenter Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D. began writing Paying Till It Hurts for the New York Times, health care consumers readily sacrificed their privacy and offered up their own experiences so their stories could be told....

    Post by Ronald Amodeo Our current knowledge traps business leaders from rapidly assimilating something new. What heuristic can help? At a TED conference in 2006, Hans Rosling (Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden) described a "pre-test" he had given...

    Post Written By Nitya Chandiramani   “You have been diagnosed with (insert disease).” Those six simple words that physicians so easily declare can transform an individual from a powerful person to a powerless patient. That was the experience encountered by social scientist...

  Better Outcomes By Design   Post Written by Philip Kersten   Thinking disruptively is not something society typically encourages--or rewards. The desire to change something that already works is an odd drive that has been opposed by those of the mindset that if something isn’t broken it shouldn’t be fixed. However, this desire to change--and improve upon--current models of an existing system is exactly what the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI) encourages and hopes to cultivate.