On March 2, Ninety physicians, nurses, support staff, patients, patient families, insurers, medical start-ups, government health officials and advocates gathered at athenahealth in Watertown to participant in Olin’s Innovation Lab titled “Co-designing for Better Health.” They spent a day learning and using design thinking techniques to explore innovative new approaches to delivery health care.

Over 90% of attendees reported that they would recommend the day-long innovation lab to their friends and colleagues.

“I was able to step out of my comfort zone and everyday thinking to come up with solutions….”

“Being able to connect design thinking with my role will really help going forward.”

“I really appreciated the personal testimonies of design thinking and the opportunity to practice it ourselves. I am excited to apply design thinking methodologies to current work projects.”

Sponsors of the event were: athenahealth, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Children’s Hospital Innovation Program and MadPow, who worked closely with Olin faculty to design the informative and action-packed day.

Please click here for a summary of the event details

If you would like to learn more about the event or hosting a similar event contact michelle.davis@olin.edu or call Michelle at 781-292-2251.