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...

Post Written By Alyson Kraft In today’s diverse and advancing society, expansive communication and collaboration are essential contributory factors that aid in the health of the community. Consisting of roughly 108,000 residents, Rochester, MN is a prime example of how communities...

Post Written By Andy DeLao When discussing healthcare with various people across the globe I often hear the words cooperation and collaboration used in the same sentence. Do we need cooperation or do we need collaboration in healthcare? Cooperation means working with someone...

    Post written by Pritpal S Tamber   I was in the Netherlands a few weeks ago and met a small group of people trying to think courageously about the future of health. It was invigorating to see such bravery, often in the face...

  This is just the beginning     Post by Stephanie Quilao   In 2007, I was working at Microsoft as an Enthusiast (Consumer) Evangelist when Steve Jobs took to the stage to introduce iPhone to the world. I remember staring at the live stream on my laptop thinking, “Apple wins.” In 8 short years, the iPhone has significantly changed the way we live and work, and has created billion dollar industries. When Tim Cook took to the stage in 2014 to introduce Apple Watch, I had the exact same feeling as I did back then, “Apple wins…again.” The Apple Watch is not just another wearable, it’s life management from your wrist. For health and wellness, the Apple Watch elevates the wearables game from being utilitarian to a holistic experience. Creating a healthy life is not just a sum of independent trackable tasks; it’s a bigger picture of our lifestyle.

  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...

  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...