Challenges for healthcare are enormous: increasing demand, decreasing budgets and shortage in skilled personnel puzzle many healthcare administrators. Next to that we think the next decennium should be the era of the rising self-empowered patient, in where we will embrace the patient, their family and informal care into the healthcare team. Technology is changing possibilities and lowering in costs of it faster than ever, sometimes even exponentially. To cope with these aspects, Radboud University Medical Center launched a program called the REshape Innovation Center.
We nurture the movement by setting up conferences to exchange thoughts, visions and listen to each other. But also by doing research on the different aspects of participatory healthcare which helps to move forward. As a vehicle for the (needed) changes we are scouting, inventing and sharing innovations (inter) nationally to improve healthcare.
The REshape Manifesto
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.