Post Written By Victor Montori Repost from Linkedin with permission from Jerry Penso For the past year, I have been exploring strategies for diabetes care improvement with The American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF), planning our next national campaign to address this chronic disease....

OpenIdeoBlogPostRealisation The following post was written by Ashley Jablow on the OpenIDEO website.   In our Healthy Ageing Challenge, OpenIDEO community members from across the globe came together to explore what health, wellbeing and ageing mean to them. Sharing over 300 inspirations and collaboratively designing 134 ideas, our community gravitated toward solutions that nurtured intergenerational and peer-to-peer relationships, celebrated and incentivised active lifestyles, cared for our caregivers, empowered people to plan for their futures and designed environments for thriving at every age. In the end, six winning ideas were chosen by the community, our challenge sponsor Mayo Clinic and OpenIDEO. While the challenge ended in late August, our momentum has continued to build since then. In September, Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation hosted the 2013 Transform Symposium, a three-day, multi-disciplinary convening around health, innovation and design. Mayo Clinic, feeling inspired by our challenge and our community's efforts, decided to extend a last-minute invitation to OpenIDEO community members T. Annie Nguyen and Sylvia Stein to present their winning ideas during a 60-person workshop. Facilitated by IDEO's Gretchen Addi, the workshop was attended by a range of healthcare professionals, architects, designers and journalists, and served as a great chance for Annie and Sylvia to get feedback on their ideas.
Comic Relief Written By Contributing Guest Writer: Katie Nelson Leading up to the big closing finale of TRANSFORM on Tuesday September 10th, were six different sessions entitled “Digging In”. This name is fitting, as the purpose of each of these six, short workshops was to provide a chance to explore specific issues on a deeper level, through participating in smaller group activities. I attended the  session entitled: “How Can Comics Help Us Understand Health?” because naturally, one would assume that these two things have no correlation at all. However, more recently, comics are being used in healthcare as a way to portray difficult information to patients in a way that they are more likely to understand.
Transform2013Recap The Transform symposium took stage for the sixth year, bringing together people to collaborate on an ongoing dialogue to create meaningful and transformational change to health care. They came from across the globe, connecting not only in the physical space of the symposium, but also in our Community, On24 Virtual Conference, Twitter, Facebook, and even Second Life. We were honored to have the very talented John Hockenberry to moderate this year’s symposium, and the presenters that graced the stage were second to none. Thought-provoking discussions ranged from the need and benefits of distraction-free family dinners, innovative conceptual designs of wearable tech by local 5th graders, to redefining the word “care.” To close the conference, and unsuspecting presenter, Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, entranced the audience with a presentation that brought the entire experience together.

We are truly privileged and honored to announce our 2013 Transform sponsor, Target, and their Simplicity Challenge. Share your innovative and unique idea for simplifying healthcare for the opportunity to partner with Target and a chance to win $25,000! At Target,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjS3s6vrT9E   Watch the Transform symposium this year live on the web for free!   John Hockenberry is the host of public radio's live morning news program "The Takeaway." An Emmy Award- and Peabody Award-winning journalist, he's a former correspondent for NBC News, ABC...

Bogenschutz writerGuest post by University of Minnesota, Rochester senior student, Lada Bogenschutz     Rebecca Onie Transform 2011 SpeakerWhat if doctors could prescribe patients anything they needed, not just medications? With a new tool called Health Leads, this idea becomes reality. In the, presentation entitled Rabble Rousers, Rebecca Onie showcases how this tool allows health professionals to better convenience their clients. Onie argues that if the specific resources may benefit their health, the health care system should satisfy the patients’ needs.

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2012 Healthcare Design Conference HxD in Boston organized and hosted by Mad*Pow and Claricode. I saw many excellent speakers and left feeling pleasantly overwhelmed by the new learnings and perspectives I was able to gain from attending....

...A sympathetic touch from a doctor leaves people with the impression that the visit lasted twice as long, compared with estimates from people who were untouched.... Healthcare delivery innovation is stigmatized by the fact that its new concepts are rarely shockingly new or...

October 2nd, 2009 by Maggie Breslin - SPARC Designer at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Becky Mullan sent this link to me. I think everyone must go and read this story and see this mural. I feel the need to...