Providers Need to Practice Goal Directed Design   Post written by Joyce Lee   I take care of children with type 1 diabetes in my clinic, and in comparison with other chronic diseases, there is an abundance of health data available about my patients. Blood glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring systems provide anywhere from 4 up to 300+ blood glucose measures a day; insulin is being dosed anywhere from 4 to 12 insulin times a day, and carbohydrate information can be infinite with every meal and snack ingested. Furthermore, at the quarterly medical visits we have with our patients, there are additional measures available like Hemoglobin A1c, a blood test which provides the average blood glucose level over a 3 month period. We as healthcare providers tend to come from scientific and statistical backgrounds, and we have very little training in the psychosocial and emotional management of diabetes. Therefore, we have a tendency to focus on the numeric aspects of diabetes. As a result, the typical interaction that happens between the healthcare provider and the patients and caregivers of individuals with type 1 diabetes goes something like this:

    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...

  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!

  Post Written by Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H., originally featured on Medium Patient problem or healthcare problem?   Upon the recommendation of colleagues, I have been reading a fantastic book by famed designer, Alan Cooper, titled The Inmates are Running the Asylum. It’s a...

A post by our friend, and Transform Community member @joyclee, Doctor as Designer, from the University of Michigan  I started my journey as Doctor as Designer almost one year ago, which was my personal story of participatory design for health. I joined...

  While navigating through the internet, Molly McMahon, a Service Designer at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation found a presentation that caught her attention. It was a slide deck from Joyce Lee, M.D., a pediatrician and researcher from the C.S. Mott Children's...