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Saturday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Design Thinking for Your Healthcare Startup

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MIT Hacking Medicine love's the idea of using design thinking to improve healthcare. Design thinking is something that everyone is capable of – but often becomes an afterthought or becomes seemingly too complicated when considering how many users and different stakeholders one must consider in healthcare.
In this session, we aim to teach techniques to aid in ensuring that your new technology idea resonates with all the pieces of the puzzle. Skills such as determining who the users are and how to leverage their wants and needs properly is always a difficult balance, but we will attempt to provide insight through interactive white-boarding, idea sketching, and brainstorming that is focused on a topic everyone can relate to: a pain point, or bad experience in medicine. Participants will identify specific pain points and engage in an activities that focuses on how to better develop a solution with human-centered design at the core.

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Lina Colucci

Co-Dir, MIT Hacking Medicine
Lina is a PhD student at Harvard-MIT in Medical Engineering. She is Co-Director of the group MIT Hacking Medicine and gave a TEDx talk on "Why we should all hack medicine." Her PhD research focuses on developing a non-invasive sensor for hydration status. Lina is a ballerina, clarinetist... Read More →
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Priya Garg

Co-Dir, MIT Hacking Medicine
Priya is a student in the MIT Mechanical Engineering department. As co-director of MIT Hacking Medicine, she is passionate about energizing and connecting the best minds across the health ecosystem to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges.
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Kirsten Nelson

UX Designer, athenahealth
Kirsten Nelson is a User Experience Designer at athenahealth, where she works on their practice management and billing solution, athenaCollector. With a background in healthcare, she brings a deep understanding of the human experience in the US healthcare system. She is driven by... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

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