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Hands-on challenges at HIHI Workshop 2: ‘Design Thinking in Healthcare Innovation’

Uncategorized | Posted on: 13 June, 2019
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Health Innovation Hub Ireland today welcomed an enthusiastic group for Workshop 2 – ‘Design Thinking in Healthcare innovation’ in the TCD Institute of Population Health, Tallaght. The workshop was opened by CEO of Tallaght University Hospital – Lucy Nugent – who shared her insight on the practical value of innovation, outlining that ‘there is no such thing as a bad idea’.

This HIHI workshop series is purpose-designed for those working in the Irish healthcare settings. HIHI workshops are free to attend, with the only stipulation being you must currently be a HSE employee, or working in Irish primary care or voluntary hospital setting. The five workshops guide and encourage participants to explore the potential for innovative approaches within their own healthcare environment. The programme is delivered as a continuum and attendees must have completed Workshop 1 to progress with the remaining four.

Workshop 2 was designed and led by Prof. Barry McMahon, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin and Chief Physicist and Head of Department of Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering at Tallaght University Hospital.
Following an introduction to the key concepts of Design Thinking, this hand-on workshop entailed multiple sessions and a variety of challenges, with participants working collaboratively in groups with a wide range of materials. The group learned to implement aspects of design thinking such as empathy; definition; ideation; prototyping; and testing in order to develop user-centered solutions which could be translated to healthcare settings.

If you are interested in hearing more and keeping up to date with opportunities please email – Eimear Galvin, Manager HIHI Dublin – galvinei@tcd.ie.