Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Health Care Providers Can Use Design Thinking to Improve Patient Experiences

Posted by @DanHinmon, Aug 31, 2017

Design thinking takes patient experience analysis way beyond the post-visit survey. As this article explains:

“One of the most promising approaches for understanding patients’ experiences has been design thinking, a creative, human-centered problem-solving approach that leverages empathy, collective idea generation, rapid prototyping, and continuous testing to tackle complex challenges.

“Unlike traditional approaches to problem solving, design thinkers take great efforts to understand patients and their experiences before coming up with solutions. This thorough understanding of patients (for example, those who regularly miss appointments) is what guides the rest of the process. And because design thinking involves continuously testing and refining ideas, feedback is sought early and often, especially from patients.”



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