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Why Design in Health Care?

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Patient exam rooms look nearly the same as they did 100 years ago. With appointments scheduled, travel plans made and lobbies navigated, patients wait to enter an essentially unchanged environment to receive medical care. The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation asks: Is there a better way?

The center's role is to transform the experience and delivery of health care with a patient-centered focus. It offers a multidisciplinary team to turn innovative ideas for medical practice into practical solutions that change how patients receive health care — a medical transformation.

The Center for Innovation's health care design dovetails with Mayo's values: a human-centered focus (patients), curiosity (Mayo's research enterprise is one of the largest in medicine) and a culture of teamwork.

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