http://youtu.be/AJFfvic_UsQ   Failure is something that we should never fear, and in fact, it is something we can learn from. Innovation means trying new things and processes, and not always being a success. Lorna Ross, Director of Design at the Center for...

http://youtu.be/H5YU5_CW2Ik Guest Blog Written By Nolan Meyer. In a talk given at the Mayo Clinic’s Transform 2009 Symposium, Maggie Breslin, then a designer and researcher in the Sparc Design Lab of the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation, outlined the power of conversation in enhancing the...

http://youtu.be/Oo52cBo_8-g   How do you define the word "Failure?" How does it help move innovation forward? Thomas Edison had at least 1,000 different ways to not create the light bulb, and it led to one of the greatest modern inventions. Join us and...

http://youtu.be/9G9rSixGC_Q   Over the past six years, the Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation has hosted the Transform symposium, creating a community of thought leaders, innovators and disruptors focused on pushing the health care system forward, inspiring creativity and innovation powered by sharing...

Ispiration from Transform 2013 Guest Post By: Jessica Solberg The guest speakers walked onto the stage; they were at Transform to inspire the individuals who had attended the conference. Through their stories they wanted to encourage others to continue to transform health care; by changing the overall research, methods, and cost.

Today we learned that Mayo Clinic and the Center for Innovation (CFI) has lost a dear friend. William Drenttel, member of the Center for Innovation’s External Advisory Board since 2008, passed away today after a valiant battle with brain cancer....

OpenIDEO_UMR_BlogPost   Guest Post Written By: Katie Nelson OpenIDEO is a global platform that partners with organizations who wish to address a specific problem. Together, they propose a challenge that becomes open for all creative thinkers to weigh in on. How it works: Once a challenge question is posted, individuals are able to share their ideas and experiences. Favorite concepts are then chosen by the sponsoring organization, and the ideas are continually narrowed down until the winning concepts are chosen at the end of the challenge. With hopes of learning about some potential solutions for a challenge Mayo Clinic is no stranger to; they opted to sponsor a challenge back in June: The Healthy Aging Challenge. Mayo Clinic challenged people to come up with ideas to answer the following question: “How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age?” This topic was chosen because as the years go on, the number of people reaching the age of 65 and older will continue to skyrocket. So, it is crucial to think about the factors that affect people as they age.

Written By Contributing Guest Writer: Jessica Solberg One of the topics presented at the Transform conference was titled “Ignite”. This session was presented by three different community members: Bobbie Gostout, Anne Fishel, Robert Stains and David Harozdovsky .The purpose of the presentations...

At this year's Transform symposium, FOX 9 medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou both attended and spoke about her work. In America, "care" has a strict definition, Dr. Georgiou says. Regulated facilities, strict guidelines and what qualifies as care is what your...

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...