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Design Thinking

Design thinking uses designers’ sensibility and methods, such as collective idea generation, rapid prototyping, and continuous testing, to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible, provide customer value, and is a viable organizational strategy.

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Patient Engagement

Shifting Social Norms to Reduce the Obesity Epidemic

A look at environment changes that could help reduce the obesity epidemic in the United States.

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Care Redesign

Human-Centered Design and Performance Improvement: Better Together

Kaiser Permanente’s initiatives with combining HCD and PI point to the potential to improve the health care experience and outcomes of patients and providers.

Consensus That Design Thinking Is Useful in Health Care

Care Redesign

Survey Snapshot: Design Thinking Is Useful, So Why Aren’t More People Using It?

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members agree that design thinking is useful, but leadership buy-in and understanding of how to implement it may create barriers.

Improving Scores Through Human-Centered Design

Care Redesign

Designing and Implementing Better Patient Experiences

An ophthalmology provider with facilities in the greater Mexico City area is using Human-Centered Design to improve both the patient and staff experience.

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Care Redesign

Designing Hospitals That Heal as Well as Treat

Hospitals must provide wholesome food, sound sleeping conditions, and human connection to promote healing and wellness.

Health Care Organizations Only Occassionally Apply Design Thinking

Care Redesign

Care Redesign Survey: How Design Thinking Can Transform Health Care

Health care leaders and frontline clinicians are eager to embrace design thinking. Yet its principles are not widely applied.

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Leadership

Improving Patient Flow with Dynamic Work Design

Staff make big improvements in post-operative care by changing small details.

Patient Engagement

Health Care — A Final Frontier for Design

Design must move beyond narrow projects and encompass complex systems.

Leadership

Making Design Thinking a Part of Medical Education

To solve problems in health care delivery, think like a designer and a physician.

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