Design Thinking for Healthcare and Medical School
Now on demand, I am talking to Dr. Clay Johnston, MD, PhD (@ClayDellMed), Dean, Dell Medical School and Vice President for Medical Affairs, UT Austin. Dr. Johnston has been the inaugural dean of Dell Medical School and is working towards a vision to create a new model for academic medicine that accelerates innovation to improve health and reduce inefficiencies in health care.
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Find out how they set their vision and as Dr. Johnston describes the importance of making this a worthy vision and the associated difficulty with achieving that goal and what that means to your incremental steps to getting there. You can hear about their new Design Institute lead by Stacey Chang, who came from the innovative design house IDEO to run the design institute. You incremental learning point from the Design Institute:
“Don’t Assume you know”
You can hear about the Dell Medical Schools unique recruitment methods that help them find the students who are well suited to the new age of medicine – hint its not your MCAT score, how they screen and then how they have changed up the medical curriculum to offer a whole new system to nurture innovation and new thinking in our future doctors so they are well equipped to work in our new world of DigitalHealth.
About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.