Health systems rely on design thinking for management and innovation


[, April 19, 2016] Current health system practices are not sufficient to address growing rates of obesity and diabetes, health and economic disparities and cost control. "A Design Thinking Framework for Healthcare Management and Innovation" argues that addressing these complex challenges will require leaders that can think, and act, more like designers.

"Perhaps one of the greatest threats to solving 21st century problems in healthcare is not a lack of vision or resources, but a lack of creativity. At its core, design thinking is about building creative competency into an organization's day-to-day operations and strategy," says Jess Roberts, Principal Design Strategist for Allina Health. Read the entire article at

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