Pre-conference Workshop C: By Design: Using Simulation and Design Thinking to Prototype Interprofessional Education and Practice
- Jane Lindsay Miller, PhD, Director, Interprofessional Education and Resource Center & AHC Simulation Center, & Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine & Community Health, Graduate Faculty, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
- Thomas Fisher, Director, Metropolitan Design Center, Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design, College of Design, University of Minnesota
- Jess Roberts, Senior Design Strategist, Division of Applied Research, Center for Healthcare Innovation, Allina Healthcare
Date & Time: Sunday, August 21, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
*Registration for this pre-conference workshop is limited. Registrants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Description: We live in a time when healthcare delivery and health science education are changing so rapidly, both systems can seem chaotic. Traditional models for patient care and for education of students and trainees are no longer effective. As Roberts and Fisher note in a forthcoming article, “Much of the skepticism and frustration linked to the scale and pace of change and innovation within the current health system stems not from a lack of vision, effort or even resources; rather it arises from attempts to remake a healthcare model never designed to do the things now being asked of it.” Imagining, planning, and training for a different health care future (not just one that includes a broader range of practitioners) will require “the ability to innovate in delivering services [and education] that cut across boundaries” (J. Roberts et al. 2016. Healthcare).
This session will provide participants with the tools for developing a simulation program designed to help students, trainees, faculty, providers, and patients train for a different healthcare future. The presenters will share their expertise in interprofessional health science practice and education, simulation science, and design thinking to assist participants in developing simulations to develop learner skills and prototype new models of care. The presenters will share examples of how design thinking and healthcare simulation have been used for improving interprofessional team performance and reimagining healthcare practice in multiple settings (including the CDC, Allina Health, the Mayo Clinic, and the University of Minnesota). Based on the examples presented, participants will be invited to imagine and develop “design thinking simulations” from their own healthcare practice and education experiences.
Specifics will include:
The elements of design thinking and simulation science for interprofessional collaborative practice and education
How to use design thinking to turn a healthcare education and/or practice problem into a simulation
How to use simulation to work with practitioners and healthcare leaders to prototype different models of interprofessional supervision, precepting, and team care
How patients and families can participate in simulation design, implementation, and analysis for prototyping
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
Define the elements of design thinking and healthcare simulation.
Use best practices in design thinking and healthcare simulation.
Create meaningful simulation experiences for prototyping new models of interprofessional practice and education.