HEALTH TECHNOLOGY CO-DISCOVERY
HUMANE DIGITAL HEALTH @ INNOVATION FESTIVAL
The Use Case: Personal and Humane Care
The graph on this page shows the Health Technology Co-Discovery approach through an example of a session that was held at the Flemish Innovation Festival of Dag van de Zorg (The Day of Care).
A group of 9 people, all with a different professional healthcare background, came together to brainstorm on how digital technologies can lead to more humane and personal care. With this purpose as starting point this led to the following concrete technologies and solutions serving as examples of how more humane and personal care can be enabled through these solutions.
Note that this approach is by no means intending to provide an exhaustive list of possible solutions but rather practical examples with in this case mainly Belgian solutions.
Divergent & Convergent Thinking
To move from a purpose to a set of solutions divergent and convergent thinking is used in a co-discovery session. The use of innovation games and gamestorming techniques makes sure every voice counts in the process.
Co-Discovery means that all healthcare actors must be included in the process to maximize its value. This means doctors, nurses, patients and every other healthcare actor playing a role in your healthcare organisation.
Postpone Technology Thinking
It's key to not think about technologies in the purpose and core value phases. Only that way you will uncover technologies and solutions that will serve your purpose.
No One Solution Fits All
The main goal of the co-discovery process is to discover technologies and solutions that can help to achieve a specific purpose. It's unlikely that you will find one technology or solution that will fit your purpose perfectly. You will get to know a number of relevant technologies and solutions to inspire you. Best case you can implement some of them directly in your organisation.