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“By fostering simple innovations through design thinking in hospitals, we can tackle many challenges in the hospital in new ways, saving both dollars and lives.”

As a designer and professional patient, I couldn’t be more thrilled to read this piece by Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran, a Toronto-based pediatrician. Dr. Kalaichandran illustrates several examples of design thinking being successfully used in various hospital settings from a patient’s pain level assessment to trauma teams in emergency rooms. Check out the full piece here.

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Fascinating set of graphics shared by a colleague (thanks José!) on just how expensive things cost when it comes to medical care in the U.S. — from bypass surgery to prescriptions. See the full piece on The Huffington Post here.

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