Our four pillars shape our approach to solving healthcare challenges.

1. Design Research

We engage patients, providers and staff in design thinking to identify healthcare challenges and design better solutions. We’re solutions agnostic as long as we’re solving for a real need.

2. Impact

We apply disciplined experimentation with rigorous evaluation to all that we do.

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3. Co-Creation

We convene a diverse and collaborative set of stakeholders with a goal of impactful innovation.

4. Education

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1. Design Research

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1. Design Research

Service Design

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User Research

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Design Sprints

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Strategy

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Data Analysis

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Marketing

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1. Design Research

iSolve

Our iSolve program is focused on our MGB frontline providers and staff who already have ideas for solving challenges they face in patient care delivery. At intervals throughout the year, we offer iSolve awards of funding and acceleration support for selected solutions. Have an idea to improve patient care at MGB? Send us a message!

SheSolves

With women representing 50% of the global population, and upwards of 75% of health caregivers globally in formal and informal roles, we believe it’s critical to include women in the design of health solutions. Our SheSolves program aims at amplifying the voices of women to identify challenges and ensure their perspectives are included. SheSolves is designed to increase the participation of women in healthcare innovation.

WeSolve

In 2019, we kicked off our WeSolve program to engage providers, staff and patients in identifying and solving for challenges they face in delivering and receiving care at MGH. WeSolve is a collective problem-solving process that engages people from a variety of backgrounds to identify challenges in healthcare and brainstorm ways to solve for them.

WeSolve Stupid Stuff

In partnership with the Mass General Physicians Organization (MGPO), this campaign focuses on identifying all the ‘stupid stuff’ that impedes care delivery and frustrates providers. MGH providers have submitted hundreds of challenges to date which are reviewed and triaged to entities within the hospital to address. Intractable challenges without immediate solutions are selected for WeSolve design sprints.

1. Design Research

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

—Albert Einstein

2. Co-Creation

Frontline providers understand healthcare challenges better than anyone, but may not have the resources to solve them. Those outside of healthcare, like designers and engineers, have the resources to create elegant solutions, but do not have access to the challenges.

MGH Springboard Studio convenes these multidisciplinary talents to collaborate with the goal of creating solutions that solve for real needs.

CASE STUDIES

3. Impact

As a learning organization, we aim to demonstrate, with data, both the social and financial benefits of engagement in collective problem solving to make healthcare more user-friendly. Data helps determine which projects should progress, pivot, or not pursue.

CASE STUDIES

4,300+

Innovators

830+

Proposed

Innovations

650+

Mentors

30+

Companies

formed

40+

Patents

filed

730+

Organization

4. Education

PLACEHOLDER TEXT Frontline providers understand healthcare challenges better than anyone, but may not have the resources to solve them. Those outside of healthcare, like designers and engineers, have the resources to create elegant solutions, but do not have access to the challenges.

MGH Springboard Studio convenes these multidisciplinary talents to collaborate with the goal of creating solutions that solve for real needs.

OUR PARTNERS

What’s your Idea?

Have an idea to improve healthcare but unsure what to do next? Submit an Application to work with our accelerator team and we’ll see if we can be of help to you.

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