Design with Dialogue: Framing Perspectives on Mental Wellness

An Innovation Town Hall on Mental Wellness

November’s Design with Dialogue invites a wide range of community members to explore the landscape of campus and community mental wellness, the innovation of responsive care, and enhancing health service. With seasoned facilitators and special guests we take on several big questions, as well as those brought to . . . → Read More: Design with Dialogue: Framing Perspectives on Mental Wellness

Healthcare Service Design: Co-creating better healthcare experiences

As Design for Care launched in early June, O’Reilly Media kindly coordinated the second webcast on healthcare service design as an integrated practice of empathic design, to a live audience of about 500.  The post-webcast video is now online and at your regular YouTube stations:

The webinar maps design practices and methods found effective . . . → Read More: Healthcare Service Design: Co-creating better healthcare experiences

If disruption is too slow to notice, is it still innovation?

Slownovation in Healthcare?

Atul Gawande travels back in time through the lens of the history to uncover biases in sociotechnical practices and finds an archetypal problem: Fixation on technology, while ignoring the simple field fix.  He compares two medical practice innovations from over 150 years ago, in the recent New Yorker article Slow Ideas. The . . . → Read More: If disruption is too slow to notice, is it still innovation?

Challenges & Opportunities of Healthcare Innovation Centers

As an innovation research consultant working with healthcare services, I’d say one of the most significant trends in the last two years has been the creation of multidisciplinary, cross-service healthcare innovation centers. In a recent interview with Clinical Innovation and Technology magazine, I learned about their recent issue which featured this trend and revealed new . . . → Read More: Challenges & Opportunities of Healthcare Innovation Centers