When you activate patients, providers and staff to identify their own healthcare challenges, they are going to design better solutions

2019 kicked-off a year-long pilot within MGH  – WeSolve – engaging patients, providers and staff to identify and solve for challenges they face delivering and receiving care at MGH.  The WeSolve design sprints serve as both a tool for engagement, particularly as the US faces a crisis of provider burnout, as well as a means to design de novo solutions to address challenges identified and improve care delivery.  We are agnostic to the type of solution designed as long as it is solving for a need.  Solutions in our Accelerator can be “High-tech, Low-tech or No-tech”

Design Thinking Process

WeSolve Design Sprints | 2019 Data

people engaged across 10+ departments
challenges sources across 3 healthcare themes addressed by the WeSolve sprints
promising solutions were selected for initial Acceleration support

Participant Experience

WeSolve Stupid Stuff

In partnership with the Mass General Physicians Organization, we’ve designed and launched a WeSolve Stupid Stuff campaign specifically focused on identifying all of the stupid stuff that impedes care delivery and frustrates providers.  MGH physicians have submitted over 230 challenges – the stupid stuff – to date which will be reviewed, triaged and the most pressing will be addressed by engaging providers to solve for the selected challenges in two WeSolve design sprints in 2020.

Women represent half of the global population, and until women represent half of the global graduates and working population, countries and businesses are not fully utilizing human and financial resources.

In human-centered design, if we don’t include women in innovations, we are missing the opportunity to maximize impact, socially and financially.

SheSolves is a global initiative designed to increase the participation of women in healthcare innovation to drive better outcomes

Women represent 50% of the global population, and upwards of 75% of the global caregivers in formal and informal roles.  Their experiences and insights must be included in the design of health solutions

Engage end-users – both women and men –  to identify women’s unmet needs in the medtech ecosystem, crowdsource and co-create solutions and accelerate innovations/ventures

A global network – of both women and men – and a diverse group of stakeholders committed to women’s empowerment, health and entrepreneurial opportunities