Charting the Future of Primary Care: Designing for Change

Center for Primary Care: Harvard Medical School

Friday Oct 5, 2018 09:00 am EDT
Boston, MA
United States

October 5, 2018
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 

The Center for Primary Care and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine invite you to participate in a one-day interactive workshop focused on novel approaches to forge change in healthcare. This is an opportunity to learn the design-thinking framework and apply it to solve complex challenges. Discover how one start-up applied design thinking to its product development process to help thousands of patients. Learn about building venture capital funds at medical school to drive primary care change. Leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of human-centered design and novel approaches necessary to transform healthcare!

What You Will Gain
Through this workshop you will:

  • Learn the framework for design thinking and how to use it as a device for iteration and empowerment
  • Acquire tools to gain empathy, effectively frame the challenge, and for concept creation and prototype. 
  • Use a Harvard Business School-style case study to analyze how a company leveraged design-thinking to deliver an effective product for patients 
  • Participate in highly interactive, hands-on exercises
  • Practice new skills throughout the day
  • Engage with other innovators
  • Discuss new investments in primary care startups
  • Discuss new ideas and technologies that will fuel primary care transformation

Program Faculty:

  • Paola Abello, MBA, Director of Innovation,
    Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care

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  • Jay Feldstein, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer,
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

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  • Dean Miller, MBA, Managing Director,
    PCOM Primary Care Innovation Fund

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  • Erin E. Sullivan, PhD, Research and Curriculum Director,

         Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
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