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 Megan Zimmerman The Center for Innovation (CFI) at Mayo Clinic is focused on changing and improving the way we experience and deliver healthcare for all patients and families. Design thinking is changing the physical environment of hospitals and...

        Post written by Dominique Pandy      It is common knowledge that the current U.S. Healthcare system is not working, and it is necessary that we begin to focus on developing and implementing novel solutions. One approach that may resolve some of these...

  5 things journalism can teach health care   Post written by Emily Sadecki     Commotion buzzes all around you. The person in front of you is nervous, unsure and distracted. Often talking to professionals in your field can cause apprehension. You ask them questions about their life, their current situation and the different factors that led them to you. You take copious notes so that you won’t forget anything later. Interviewing someone in the heat of a groundbreaking news story can have many similarities to trying to properly utilize the brief period of time a medical provider has to talk to a patient. Innovation does not always have to be creating something new, but can involve pulling tactics from other disciplines and applying them in new settings or ways. This can include diversifying the fields of study that are incorporated into the training of medical staff. Journalism training is one such discipline that could be advantageous to the practice of medicine for the following reasons:
  Andy-DeLao---Oxymoron     Post written by Andy DeLao   Healthcare. According to Wikipedia healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. (Wikipedia definition) It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, tertiary care, as well as in public health.

      Post written by Ronald Amodeo   A great weakness of corporate innovation is how quickly it's applied to the easiest problems. If product development is wanted, start an innovation team. If IP is escaping, capture and commercialize it with an innovation process. If...

      Post written by Pivot Design Group   The seed of each idea comes from a conversation that starts with “What if…” and ends with “Wouldn’t it be great if…” We can prototype for organizational teams, project managers, start-ups and more. Prototyping helps bring...

  Pivot-Redesigning-Glasses     Blog post written by Pivot Group Design   Mike Micallef appreciates design as a process of solving problems in what Director of Herman Miller Inc., his once coworker, Bill Dowell champions as “the arts of daily living”. Mike has Huntington’s disease. Five years ago, he and his wife Vickie improved their 20-year-old Mississauga condo to test and refine ideas, products and services that would enable him to enjoy life with dignity despite his deteriorating condition.   [caption id="attachment_4866" align="alignnone" width="300"]Mike Micallef Mike Micallef[/caption]

    Blog post written by Andy DeLao   Process improvement. The 80 / 20 rule. 6 Sigma. Lean. Defects. Waste. Efficiency. Output. Production. Value added. Automation. Productivity. Workflow. Capacity Management. Quality. Access. Costs. Scale. I have noticed over the past few years that as...