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Implementing Nursing Innovation
Design thinking for health is a free online curriculum
Are you looking to introduce more innovations to your clinical practice, or teach nursing students how they can do so? A new online curriculum can help.
Designing Innovations That Work
Change in healthcare can be a slow, conservative process, full of pitfalls. Just because an initiative is evidence-based doesn’t mean it fits the needs of clinicians or patients, leading to resistance and a tendency to fall back on the way things have always been done. Some researchers think the answer is a healthy dose of design thinking, a five-stage process based on common tech development concepts like user needs assessment and prototyping. When applied correctly, this process can result in initiatives that are better tailored to the needs of the people who’ll actual use them.