Designing Death with Jefferson Innovation
Death hovers over everything in medicine, maybe American medicine most of all. Our healthcare system’s traditional focus on the acute incident has implicitly put the focus on preventing death. That doesn’t make it any easier to talk about or deal with.
Healthcare’s Blackjack Thinking is Broken
We have a competitive group here. We play tennis, racquetball and ping pong with a cutthroat congeniality. When we need a break from healthcare, we fill our lunches with board games, most frequently, the widely popular Settlers of Catan. We do it to change our head space, but playing games improves our work even while distracting from it. It’s also a helpful metaphor.
Prescribe Design Wrap
Prescribe Design is a network of engaged, informed designers working to improve healthcare. The collective holds periodic Tweet chats on issues in the industry that bring together designers, providers administrators and other people working in the system. Wednesdays conversation was co-hosted by Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation.