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Multi-disciplinary problem solving is an essential component of innovation, especially in complex systems such as health care. The overall goal of this course is to provide graduate students with supervised real-world experience identifying problems in health care and developing solutions using a collaborative approach.The students work in teams to identify problems and create solutions that can be viable products, systems and policies. Because of the highly interactive nature of this course, the student participants are entrepreneurial, resourceful, and highly motivated.

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Groups from BioInnovation have designed new processes, systems, work flows, and spaces through their research and observation within the healthcare system. The projects are presented back to the members of the departments which were being observed, sharing insights and building connections to turn the ideas into action. In the past, the course has partnered with:



Through observation and research, the students familiarize themselves with the department, clients, stakeholders, and resources.

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