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22 03, 2017

STEPS Forward: Practical Strategies for Optimizing Medical Practice

2017-03-22T10:36:19+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|

The pressure on health care practices to be accountable for quality and cost is real and intensifying.  But sometimes we need to optimize our underlying practice structure and culture before we can devote adequate time and thought to producing quality breakthroughs that really matter.  STEPS Forward can help by providing quick-start ideas for streamlining workflow and creating more time for clinicians to do what they do best.

STEPS Forward is a practice-based initiative produced by the American Medical Association. As stated on the STEPS Forward website:

Our goal is to provide you with proven strategies that can improve practice efficiency and help you reach the Quadruple Aim — better patient experience, […]

11 11, 2016

Three Building Blocks of a Learning Organization

2016-12-15T12:21:24+00:00 November 11th, 2016|

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8 07, 2016

Design Thinking Crash Course

2016-11-11T11:31:26+00:00 July 8th, 2016|

Health care providers can use principles of design thinking to develop innovative solutions to obstacles they encounter in everyday practice.

The Stanford Virtual Crash Course on Design Thinking is an online version of one of the most frequently sought after learning tools from the Stanford d-school. Using the video, handouts, and facilitation tips below, the course will take you step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90 minute design challenge.

Included below is a selected set of examples where design thinking has been applied in the healthcare setting.