How “Simple and Inexpensive” Ideas from Doctors and Nurses are Helping to Spur Innovation

August 9, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​Ways that healthcare organizations are implementing design thinking were the focus of an August 3, 2017, article in the New York Times. Design thinking is a human-centered approach, in which innovations are spurred by individuals, such as doctors and nurses, who actually work within a given department, rather than from administration. It was originally developed in the business world, the article said. An example given in the article is of the trauma center at the author's hospital, in which the trauma team's leader wears an orange vest.

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