Full course description
Design thinking is a powerful tool for solving the complex systemic problems in the healthcare system, the day-to-day issues faced by healthcare professionals and leaders, and for developing innovative solutions for the needs of patients and providers. This synchronous hybrid course is designed to prepare healthcare professionals, leaders, and executives to implement design thinking practices in healthcare practice, administration, strategic planning, and research.
Participants will learn and engage with leading experts in design thinking from both academic institutions and industry including, Stanford, Columbia, Jefferson, and GE, who will provide insights on design thinking methods and practice based on authentic experiences in using design thinking in health care. Throughout the course, students will also work with inter-professional design thinking teams coached by experienced designers to gain hands-on experience with applying the practice of design thinking to solving healthcare problems.
This course concludes with a remote capstone symposium which will include guest speakers, design presentations, prototyping, as well as intellectual property, tech transfer, and small business development consultation.