Mar 16, 2015

Design Thinking Is the Glue...

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    We want to know: What are your most motivating and inspirational quotes for you? Share with us in the comments below, or send us a tweet to @MayoInnovation!     ________
Design Thinking Is the Glue...
Mar 13, 2015

How Does Service Design Work in Health Care?

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    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.

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How Does Service Design Work in Health Care?
Mar 12, 2015

How to Change Health One Tweet at a Time

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    Social media in healthcare has, and continues to, radically transform the industry by making old boundaries disappear and connecting people who previously could have never connected before. When Twitter was in it's infancy, Audun Utengen (former Transform presenter) and some friends started to see the potential in utilizing this communication tool, and started cataloging conversations that were taking place by specific hashtags throughout the Twitter sphere. With over 6,000 health-related hashtags now being tracked and searchable, Symplur has become an invaluable resource to connect patients and providers around the world in ways previously unseen. Twitter chats with patients connecting over rare diseases, Journal clubs for providers to learn together, conversations from every area of the globe are put together and saved on Symplur's platform that is free to explore. But don't take our word for it, listen to our conversation with Audun after the break.

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How to Change Health One Tweet at a Time
Mar 11, 2015

What Makes a Comic Work in Health Care?

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
MK Czerwiec, a Transform 2013 presenter, is back again with our very own Nic Breutzman, to illustrate how comics work in the patient-provider relationship. MK has been living the mission of using comics as a tool in health care as a tool for communication and healing, and the comic below does the talking best.  

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What Makes a Comic Work in Health Care?
Mar 10, 2015

Invest in Your Employees by Keeping Them Well

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    Guest Post by Transform 2013 Presenter, Susan Mazer   Last week, we had a two-hour company wide meeting going over our health plan options for the coming year. While the premiums went up slightly, the coverage is better. In fact, the good news...
Invest in Your Employees by Keeping Them Well
Mar 9, 2015

Start Your Week Off Right

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    We hope these wallpapers inspire you in your work! If you have a favorite quote that inspires you, send it to us on Twitter to @mayoinnovation. Have a fantastic week!     _______
Start Your Week Off Right
Mar 6, 2015

When Health Doesn't Equal Healthcare, What Does It Mean?

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    Post Written By UMR Writer Haley Pysick   “Culture eats strategy over breakfast” states writer Peter Drucker. While cultural constructs help to develop the United States into its own unique society, it also stifles the development of new ideas and innovation from emerging. At...
Mar 5, 2015

We Need Both Logic & Emotional Intelligence in Health Care

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
  A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy from our friend Joseph Babaian @joebabaian   The conflict felt when choosing what can be done, what must be done, and what should be done in healthcare ever present. We regularly find ourselves in highly emotional situations dealing with life and death...
We Need Both Logic & Emotional Intelligence in Health Care
Mar 4, 2015

Why I Created a Healthcare Company

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
Showcasing how People power health. Guest Post by Fitsi Health Co-Founder Caroline Puri.     I was home for a long weekend visiting my mom, an acute care nurse who taught first year nursing students. Talking in the kitchen one afternoon, she started telling me her idea for a new healthcare product. “One thing that has always bothered me is that patients can’t clean their hands on their own. Nurses never have enough time to help them and patients don’t think to ask for help. Patients use the bedpan at night, fall asleep and then when breakfast is delivered in the morning with their medications they don’t clean their hands before eating and putting pills in their mouth.”

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Why I Created a Healthcare Company
Mar 2, 2015

What Is Our Job?

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
  When I (AJ) stumbled upon this quote the other day, it hit me that this really hits what our job is in health care, and working through service design and design thinking to transform the experience and deliver of health and health care. Enjoy!   ...
What Is Our Job?
Feb 26, 2015

How One Family is Enabling People to Power Their Health

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    When you are managing your prescriptions and day-to-day life happens, you can't always rely on your memory. Especially with certain prescriptions. This was the hard lesson the founders of Medisafe discovered when their father, forgetting he had already taken his daily prescription, accidentally overdosed....
How One Family is Enabling People to Power Their Health
Feb 25, 2015

Engaging the Entire Healthcare Innovation Eco-system

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    This spring, leaders of provider-based healthcare innovation centers and departments will be coming to Rochester, MN to attend the Fifth Innovation Centers Summit Workshop on May 19-20, 2015, put on by BluePrint Healthcare IT. The Summit Workshop will explore “Engaging the Entire Healthcare...
Engaging the Entire Healthcare Innovation Eco-system
Feb 23, 2015

Monday Motivation

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
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Monday Motivation
Feb 18, 2015

Reevaluating the Value of Primary Care using Design Thinking

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    It may seem a little out of the ordinary, a healthcare presentation at a design conference, but CFI designer Allison Matthews and primary care provider Marc Matthews presented at the Oslo Systemic Design Conference at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway. This...
Reevaluating the Value of Primary Care using Design Thinking
Feb 16, 2015

Front Row to Innovation in Health Care

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
  Fostering innovation is a primary focus for most organizations but especially those in healthcare. One of the best sources for new healthcare innovations is front-line staff – the proverbial boots-on-the-ground employees. However, in order to tap into their creativity, organizations need to find ways to provide employees...
Front Row to Innovation in Health Care
Feb 16, 2015

Hope in the Absurd

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
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Hope in the Absurd
Feb 12, 2015

Being Mortal

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    FRONTLINE followed renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably...
Being Mortal
Feb 11, 2015

Enabling Your Staff For Innovation

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    Fostering innovation is a primary focus for most organizations today. One of the most efficient sources for gathering great ideas is boots-on-the-ground employees who can tap into their creativity. To do this, innovative organizations find ways to provide employees with "thinking time" — a...
Enabling Your Staff For Innovation
Feb 9, 2015

Ideas Are Useless...

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
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Ideas Are Useless...
Feb 4, 2015

Big Data, Little Data, My Data: An Interview With John Costik

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
  Life for those with young children diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes is a challenge, as John Costik and his family discovered. Working together with his wife, John and the entire family gained freedom through utilizing the data of their son's Continuous Glucose Monitor and some ingenuity with programming....
Feb 2, 2015

Big Data, Little Data, My Data - Our First Trend Week

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
  The advancements in data collection have risen exponentially over the last few years, revealing a world of possibilities in the quantified self, health care and data analytics. From sequencing our DNA, to wearables, to tracking our every step we are looking at a radical shift in health...
Big Data, Little Data, My Data - Our First Trend Week
Feb 2, 2015

The Potential of Big Data

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
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The Potential of Big Data
Jan 26, 2015

How to Use Shame in Innovation

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    Speaking at Transform 2014, Lauren Taylor, co-author of “The American Health Care Paradox,” broke down the common notion that healthcare equals health. Referencing various health challenges and community initiatives, Taylor stated that without recognizing health at a community level, we will not improve health overall. This quote was one of many of our favorites from her talk. You can watch the whole talk after the break!

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How to Use Shame in Innovation
Jan 23, 2015

The Fellowship of the Screen

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    One of the ways we see innovation in health care taking shape is through collaborative work that is global in reach. With the William Drenttel Innovation Fellowship, providers and researchers from around the world are able to join the work of the Center for Innovation for 12 months in partnership with their areas of expertise. Benjavan Upatising, Ph.D. (Den), received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 2013 and holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. The main focus of Den’s Ph.D. research was on home telemonitoring.

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The Fellowship of the Screen
Jan 21, 2015

The Secret To A Very Happy Brain

By Center for Innovation @center_for_innovation
    With the constant bombardment of our social feeds, distractions and commitments we place on ourselves, how does one not feel like their brain is racing at 1000 miles per hour? This is the motivation behind the work of Amit Sood, M.D., one of our Transform 2014 presenters. He is the author of the Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, and the founder of Resilient Living. Read More After The Break.

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The Secret To A Very Happy Brain