Post Written by Guest Blogger Joyce Lee Have you ever heard of this condition called: Low Lego Literacy Definition: The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic lego information and services needed to make appropriate lego creations. Ok,...

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Post Written By Guest Blogger, Dana Lewis Our friend Anna McCollister-Slipp first alerted us to the proposed draft guidance recently released from the FDA, covering medical device interoperability. (You can read the draft guidance linked here.) We were subsequently among those asked by Amy...

Post Written by Guest Blogger Joseph Babaian, M.B.A. They say that if we want the foundation of what matters, look toward the truths of childhood. I agree! Dr. Seuss is one of my standbys for distilling things down to the essence...

Post Written by Guest Blogger Bernadette Keefe, M.D. Introduction Robots, through their combined “otherness” and “sameness”, capture the human imagination. However, the purpose of robots, and use of robotics, has always been, essentially, practical. Humans have used robots to do work since ancient times....

Post Written By Guest Blogger Pritpal S. Tamber This commentary by Ollie Smith, a member of the Executive of the Creating Health Collaborative, was first published in our report, Eleven Principles for Creating Health. Reading through the principles and questions that arose...

Post Written By Guest Blogger, Kathy Kastner Which came first: hospitals or patients? Although filled to the brim with patients, hospitals were created to support doctors, not us patients. Historically, their organizational structure focused on doctors’ needs and doctors’ requirements. The concept...