Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc.

Design with Patients in Mind

Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit

Thought Leader FAQs

The thought leader role was developed in an effort to promote lively discussions and the development of real solutions for the challenges that the teams will tackle.  Our thought leaders will be assigned to each team to help lead the conversations.  There is no advance preparation necessary.  These roles are unscripted, and will provide diverse perspectives to engage each team in active brainstorming. 

What is a summit?

A summit is a meeting of leaders in a specific area of focus, representing all perspectives that have a stake in the arena. This “mountaintop” experience allows them to discuss the current state of their work and develop vision-oriented solutions, changes and breakthroughs to bring about improvements.


What is the Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit?

The Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit is the ideal opportunity for the leaders in health facility design to come together and brainstorm on new solutions for health facility accommodations.

This is a multidisciplinary approach to patient-centered design. With delegates representing hospitals across the country posing challenges to design professionals, the users (patients, families and clinicians) will also be in attendance to share their needs and collaborate on patient-centered design solutions.

What is thought leader?

The thought leader role is to promote lively discussions and the development of real solutions for the challenges that the teams will tackle.  Thought leaders will be assigned to each team to help lead the conversations.  There is no advance preparation necessary.  These roles are unscripted, and will provide diverse perspectives to engage each team in active brainstorming. 

 


Why teams? 

Each thought leader will be assigned to a team to ensure that there is diversity in areas of expertise in each topic area (ED, OR, ICU, Hematology/Oncology, Behavioral Health and Ambulatory Care) as well as diversity in thought leader categories (Health Facility Delegates, Patient Delegates, Design Collaborators, Clinical Collaborators, Academic Ambassadors).   


What team am I on?

You will be assigned to a team onsite to ensure that each team includes a diverse mix of talent.

What should I be doing now to prepare as a thought leader?
  1. Become familiar with the concepts in the book Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown & James Macanufo and/or Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko.
  2. We encourage you to read the Foreword and Chapter 1: What is a Game? of the Gamestorming book can be previewed for free online at http://www.amazon.com/Gamestorming-Playbook-Innovators-Rulebreakers-Changemakers-ebook/dp/B003XDUCLS.
  3. Checkout the website http://gamestorming.com/.