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Darshan Patel

Class of 2027San Jose, California



  • "Designing the Future of Healthcare: A deep dive into innovation and problem-solving" with mentor Freddy (July 15, 2024)

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Designing the Future of Healthcare: A deep dive into innovation and problem-solving

Started June 4, 2024

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Innovating in healthcare is a complex endeavor that involves multiple stakeholder groups from the patient to the patient’s family or caregivers, to scientists and engineers, to clinicians, to payers, to business and finance, to designers, to government, and to industry. Human-centered design thinking is used in problem-solving to build and accelerate biomedical and healthcare innovations. We will cover the history and basis behind design thinking, its role for problem-solving in medicine and healthcare, and how it has contributed to the ideation, design, development, and scaling of new healthcare services, devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics. This is a highly interactive pod where students will have the opportunity to dive deep through case studies on novel healthcare technologies, services, startups, or therapeutics of their choosing. Students will learn how to identify relevant sources of information, perform literature reviews, identify the intellectual property and regulatory landscape, interview stakeholders engaged in the development of these technologies, and learn more about the latest cutting-edge healthcare innovations.