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Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc.

Design with Patients in Mind

Thought Leader Updates

Thank you for your commitment to serve as a thought leader for the upcoming Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit! As a thought leader, you would serve on a team of 20-30 people as they meet with stakeholders, representatives from the six tracks listed below.

Emergency Department



Chronic Illness Management

Behavioral Health

Developmental Disabilities 

On Friday, April 7th, each team of stakeholders will serve the role of the client, and they will be responsible for communicating the needs of users in these areas/departments of a health care facility. Your team will only be asked to listen and ask questions (as a thought leader, you would be among the first to speak up, initiating conversation that encourages your teammates to join in). On Saturday, each stakeholders group will come back around to see your team. At that time, your team will be asked to brainstorm for ideas to solve one problem expressed on Friday from each of the six tracks. Your team leaders, academic faculty, will facilitate the exercises, and look to you and the other thought leaders on your team to propose new ideas in an unscripted manner, based on the activity. Your team leader will use the book Gamestorming ( for activities.

In preparation for the event, I'm also sharing this audio book (The Invisible Advantage) with our thought leaders. You could download it for free here if you've never used Audible.

Each team leader will have tools, such as flip charts, index cards, sticky notes, clay, and model making supplies to use during the "innovation sessions." Your team leader will rely on you and the other thought leaders to become fully engaged in the activity, with willingness to help lead or even raise concerns with the direction of your team's solution. Each team will be tasked to produce one deliverable by the end of your session. Examples include sketches, models, ROI case for implementing a certain idea, a strategic plan, the design of a survey for clients, or other items from the Gamestorming book.

On Sunday, we will share our ideas with the other teams and prepare attendees to deploy these ideas in their work sites. Sessions will run Friday and Saturday from 8 am until 6 pm and Sunday from 8 am until 2 pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided, and attendees can earn up to 18 hours of CEU for AIA, EDAC, IDCEC, and ACHE. The link for registration is here

Please find the thought leader banner attached and pasted below, and feel free to include it in your email signature or post it on social media with a link back to the summit's site (

Due to a few unexpected thought leader schedule conflicts/cancellations, we also have a few seats left for other thought leaders. If you would like to recommend someone in your network, please have them register HERE, using the code "30DAYS" for a discount.

We have limited seats that will be filled on a first committed basis. After the seats are filled, the code will no longer work.

Thank you for accepting a thought leader position. We look forward to working with you next month. Please let me know if you have any questions.



Tammy Thompson, AIA, EDAC

Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc.

[email protected]

404-890-5646, ext. 2