Challenges for healthcare are enormous: increasing demand, decreasing budgets and shortage in skilled personnel puzzle many healthcare administrators. We believe the next decennium is the era of the rising self-empowered patient, in which we will embrace the patient, their family and informal care into the healthcare team. Technology is changing possibilities and lowering in costs faster than ever, sometimes even exponentially. To cope with these aspects, Radboud University Medical Center launched a program called the REshape Innovation Center.
We include patients in everything we do. Aside from working together with patients on projects we also have included patients in all our events. In the audience and on stage (like in Our Future Health) but also as captain within the teams of Dutch Hacking Health.
Start With Why
We believe in adding value for patients and that each patient is different. That's why we use the 'Golden Circle' from Simon Sinek in each initiative we start. We keep asking 'Why?' until we get to the core of a problem and understand the needs of each stakeholder.
Human Centered Design
Within the framework of Design Thinking we use human centered design to develop solutions together with patients, relatives, caregivers and other stakeholders. We look beyond the ‘patient-role’ to learn from people’s life and to discover the needs they have.