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2020 Trends: Moving Information – Enablers of Big Data

By Shawn Nason / March 8, 2020 / Comments Off on 2020 Trends: Moving Information – Enablers of Big Data

Download our full 2020 Tech Trends resource kit here to explore the technology that powers big data in healthcare more deeply. You’ve heard about big data, but have you really considered what technologies are powering the data revolution? How will everyday technologies and services be affected by an exponentially growing demand for more data? How will machine learning…

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Teachers are Ready to Innovate. What will enable them to do it? Empathy.

By Shawn Nason / August 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Teachers are Ready to Innovate. What will enable them to do it? Empathy.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Here are 5 ways you can foster innovation by showing empathy to educators in your life: As the first bell rings for the new school year and students file into classrooms, teachers are expected to stand ready and energized to take on the new school year. While most teachers are happy to start their…

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Bringing Dignity Through Design

By Shawn Nason / August 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Bringing Dignity Through Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A clean shave is something many of us don’t think about. But for the nearly 44 million Americans with disabilities and their caregivers, shaving can seem like an insurmountable task. The ability to have a clean shave can provide a person with disabilities the basic sense of dignity, however, most razors are designed to be…

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How Nurses Pave the Way in Healthcare Innovation

By Shawn Nason / July 9, 2019 / Comments Off on How Nurses Pave the Way in Healthcare Innovation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The number of US-employed registered nurses is four times that of doctors, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurses spend the majority of their days interacting with patients,  so, they see directly what processes already work and what’s failing in a healthcare facility – especially with patient outcomes. Since they’re in the front…

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Stop What You’re Doing And Watch This: Pick of the Litter

By Shawn Nason / June 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Stop What You’re Doing And Watch This: Pick of the Litter

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Everyone loves puppies (or they should). So stop what you’re doing and watch this cuddly and cute documentary available on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, which follows a litter of labrador retriever puppies and their training for becoming service dogs who guide the blind. Is the competition to be a guide dog as cutthroat as…

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Caring About Someone Versus Caring for Someone

By Shawn Nason / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Caring About Someone Versus Caring for Someone

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s an all-too-common tale in our industry: We provide care for our patients. But we stop caring about them. Instead of treating them like vulnerable individuals with thoughts and feelings, we start seeing them as numbers and quotas. It’s time to change this trend and to start treating our patients with a softer touch. Not…

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Patient Experience Symposium Wrap Up

By Shawn Nason / May 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Patient Experience Symposium Wrap Up

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]We just got back from PXS @ Harvard Medical School, where we shared about the power of consumer-centered design through the lens of disruption, and we left enthused about the industry’s shift toward empathy in providing and practicing health care. The symposium is a gathering of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, practitioners, educators, thought leaders,…

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Notes from an ER Waiting Room

By Shawn Nason / January 25, 2019 /

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”7768″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”This week’s guest blogger is Sarah Crowell, the Nason Group’s curator of collaborative experiences.” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23f5671a” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]I’m writing from the ER waiting room. After painfully wrenching my back, I’ve been sitting here for over an hour, but that’s no surprise. There’s a man who’s been here longer than me who…

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Down 30 Pounds! Who Gives A Sh**? My Personal Journey To the Best Me!

By Shawn Nason / April 12, 2018 /

The Story Three months ago, I walked into my providers office to get some medicine to deal with the “junk” I had gotten after the holidays. Unbeknownst to me, it would be a visit that changed my health journey. When the nurse took my blood pressure, it was 188/102. What? My blood pressure has never…

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#CES2018: Consumers Want Experiences with their Technology

By Shawn Nason / January 18, 2018 /

The Story #CES2018 has come to a close and what a week it was! With over 180,000 people, 4,500 vendors, and cutting-edge technology all around, a colleague and I walked over 50,000 steps in 3.2 million square feet of exhibits. Although we didn’t encounter any breakthrough technologies this year, we enjoyed looking for trends and…

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