Even though we’re well into 2016, Happy New Year from all of us at Health for America! We’re expecting our 2016 to be full of discovery, adventure, and growth. We hope yours is as well.
Although most people have already established their New Year’s resolutions, we thought we’d share our own set of resolutions. But our list is a little different. It doesn’t include anything about the gym, our diets, our bank accounts, or our book lists. What it does include are goals that are even more important, given the enormity of the challenge we’re tackling this year.
As we collaborate with MedStar Health in our journey through the human-centered design process, we’ve established a set of design principles as our collective 2016 New Year’s resolutions. These guiding principles will help keep us focused in the coming months while
we research, prototype, and test some of our proposed solutions. They’ll remind us who
we’re designing for and why. And, hopefully, these design principles will lead us to a
solution which has a lasting impact on the lives of people living with diabetes.
Patients are people.
Experiences should feel individualized.
Engaged patients are healthy patients.
Solutions should be built upon actual experiences and interactions.
Reimbursement-healthcare spending is a reality.
Data without purpose is meaningless.
Scalability is as important as sustainability.
Small wins are significant.
Stay tuned in to the HFA blog to see how these principles inform the work we do in 2016.
The next couple months will be full of exciting announcements, another simulation
experience, and several conferences. Our days will be full of challenging but important
work as the Fellows move toward a solution which supports people living with type 2