Items Tagged ‘Center for Innovation’

April 15, 2010

Mayo Clinic’s goal: A healthcare system that fits a town

By Mystery User

Last winter, as the country bickered over death panels, Tea Parties and socialized medicine, a woman quietly observed life in Austin, Minnesota. She visited community centers, hung out with pastors and interviewed workers at Hormel, Austin’s main employer and maker of Spam.   What that cultural anthropologist at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation found is […]

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Tags: Center for Innovation, Dr. Douglas Wood


December 15, 2009

Inside the Design Thinking Process

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

The Aspen Design Summit brought together 60 top executives to apply design thinking to large social problems…   The 64 invited attendees…rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Divided into five groups, each team was tasked with coming up with a solution to a specific problem. To try to prevent participants from being creative […]

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Tags: Center for Innovation


October 30, 2009

Doctor’s office design makes a difference

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

U.S. researchers suggest room design can improve the quality of a visit to the physician’s office.   The randomized trial, published in Health Environments Research and Design Journal, found physicians felt they were able to share more information and patients felt they had better access to information in an experimental office design in which the […]

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Tags: Center for Innovation, patient room


October 28, 2009

Room Design Can Enhance Patient Care

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

The design of a consultation room can improve the quality of a visit to the physician’s office. A collaborative research study developed by Nurture by Steelcase and Mayo Clinic, was conducted to understand the extent to which a consultation room designed to support present-day clinical encounters could affect the consultation between patients and clinicians.   […]

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Tags: Center for Innovation, room design


October 26, 2009

Health By Design–Notes From the GE HealthCare Conference

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

GE’s Health By Design conference in NYC generated a significant number of insights into the shape of health care reform that go far beyond what is being discussed in Washington DC…   Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Director of the Center for Innovation & SPARC Lab, Mayo Clinic. SPARC has 8 designers embedded in the core business—the […]

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Tags: Center for Innovation, SPARC


October 6, 2009

How to Nurture Future Leaders

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

It’s a scary time to be a new graduate. But some seem more optimistic than others. Around the world, graduates are emerging from interdisciplinary master’s programs that integrate design, technology, and business. These professionals are trained in “design thinking.”   Twenty-One People Who Will Change Business – slide show features: Caroline Lu, Designer/researcher, SPARC Design […]

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Tags: Center for Innovation, SPARC


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