Post Written By Andres Marquez-Lara, Founder & Passion Catalyst at Promethean Community LLC When you read about the barriers to health care access, the usual suspects are: Lack of access to a health care provider, lack of insurance, and financial burden...

Post Written By Andy DeLao Fear. It is the one things stops most of us from speaking up, sharing, and putting ourselves out there for the world to notice. Millions of times a day the banter of fear fills us with doubt, questions,...

Post Written By Susan Mazer The Harvard Business Review’s article on design thinking informing organizational culture offers an interesting way to rethink the patient experience. The process of identifying the rationale or purpose for designing a new product requires an understanding of the target users and where the...

    Post writen by Susan Mazer, Ph.D.   In the beginning, humans made up stories to explain the mystery of life. And, while we may call it mythology, whatever we have come to believe is more about the story than about scientific study. The patient...

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,...

Have you ever struggled to make a good idea into a reality? That was the situation Tamara Vos-Draper, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, was in when she had an idea to help prevent pressure ulcers — a serious condition that many...

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.