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...

  Saving the world one design at a time     After reading former CFI Fellow Samantha Dempsey's article in Scientific America, "How Design Can Improve Health Care for Everyone," we knew we had to connect on Skype and pick her brain! Samantha brings great insight into the worlds between design and health care, working as an Experience Designer for Mad*Pow. She brought some incredible thoughts to the conversation, and we hope you enjoy listening after the break.  
  Health Care Isn't Rocket Science   Post written by Andy DeLao   After spending a day at the Chateau De Versailles at a Design Thinking Bootcamp For Healthcare, my team came back together to go over our interviews, share the stories, write down our observations, and to share any photographs, video, or other items we may have collected as part of our immersion. We then took all of our information and went into another room where we saw this on the wall:
  The Future of Digital Health   Post written by Kay Eron.   Evolving healthcare IT and emerging reimbursement models are driving the current transformation of long-standing care management programs, causing providers to scramble, all in a push to comply with new benchmarks. Managing this transition in a cost-effective and efficient manner has placed greater demands and expectations on emerging technologies and mobile health solutions to help improve clinical performance, care coordination and remote access to patients throughout the entire continuum.
  My Gift of Grace   Common Practice is a platform of products and services developed by The Action Mill, a design and innovation firm focused on improving end of life communication and decision-making. We connected with Lead Designer, Nick Jehlen, to discuss the game, My Gift of Grace, and how this leads to family and strangers alike to start having the conversations around core values and end of life decisions. Listen to our conversation after the break!  

    Post written by Joyce Lee   Social Media, Google and the Internet ARE Medical Therapy.   I have to thank my colleague @SusannahFox for alerting me to this on my Twitter stream. It was a link to a Washington Post article about about a campaign to get people...

  Socially making change happen   After meeting Jennifer Dennard at HIMSS 2015, and being introduced to the HISTalk community for the first time, it was imperative to follow up and learn more about the world of Healthcare IT and the advocates working on bringing innovation and disruption to that space of Healthcare.   Listen to the conversation after the break!  

      Post written by Gregory Thomas.    For purposes of this paper, I will refer to “client” as anyone that is a healthcare practitioner or a patient.   As a designer working in the healthcare arena, I am always looking for the next best technology...

  Information Overload and Healthcare's Direction   One of the best tools we can be using today to understand health care and the patient experience better is our connectedness through social media. Each week, a group of passionate thinkers, innovators, leaders, and change-makers get together for the #HCLDR chat. One of the founding members of the HCLDR movement, Colin Hung, recapped this last week's chat with a Storify release, highlighting the best tweets and comments in one easy to read format. We hope you enjoy it, and learn something new as well!