Today we learned that Mayo Clinic and the Center for Innovation (CFI) has lost a dear friend. William Drenttel, member of the Center for Innovation’s External Advisory Board since 2008, passed away today after a valiant battle with brain cancer....

Imagine you are a nurse making night rounds. You show up for work and the nurse before you shares that one of the patients in your care tonight will most likely not make it through the evening. He of course...

http://youtu.be/Wbcwh9TFVxM   At this year's Transform symposium, our Diamond sponsor, Target, created a flurry of excitement both at the symposium and online when they announced the Target Simplicity Challenge. Target is crowdsourcing innovators, entrepreneurs, thinkers, tinkers and all those in between, for the...

  Last year, the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Transform Symposium shared a live web stream with Transform sponsors HealthCare Innovation by Design (HIxD) members. We know the members of HCIBD are just like us at the Center for Innovation – We are all working...

The Transform Symposium has been called “life-changing” and “awe-inspiring,” with “a fantastic spectrum of speakers that inspire, motivate and spur you into action.” Attendees have said they “lived on Mayo Cloud Nine” for days afterward. Transform 2011, beginning at 1 p.m....

Some articles on Second life (SL) have been coming lately, highlighting the way companies are using the virtual space in a corporate way. Networking, hosting meetings or conferences and especially when travel is difficult this alternative not only saves time but allows geographical...

A series of remarkable, documentary-style video interviews, present five Mayo physicians describing the very individual but very similar personal journeys of physicians deeply trained in the science of medicine, who now are striving to master medicine as an art. Created by the...

A sample of computer icons created by Vernon Smith, M.D., Mayo Clinic. These icons are used in the "YES Board", a communication device created with assistance and funding from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. A hospital emergency room is just...