Advancing Patient Safety in Acute and Home Environments: Exploring the Problem and Framing Alternatives
In early 2018, we conducted research into patient deterioration practices in the acute hospital environment, and in the early days following patient discharge when at home. In this document, we summarise the primary findings and describe the key elements of alternative propositions. The paper identifies clear opportunities to shift the emphasis in patient deterioration away from alarms and rapid response and instead, onto monitoring of changing patient states, the generation of ongoing status indications and the detection of emergent signs and signals of risk. In our view, this approach supports a wider range of potential nurse and other actions to prevent deterioration.
Umio Services Brochure 2018
Let Umio overcome the challenges of value-creation in your complex health and care ecosystem. We are specialists in health and care ecosystem value discovery, analysis, creation and evolution. We help you to sense and seize upon untapped potential for systemic innovation, growth and renewal by navigating through complex health and care ecosystems and constantly shifting competitive, practice and technological terrain on your behalf. Download our 2018 services brochure.
What is a health and care ecosystem? Definition and examples
A health and care ecosystem is a loosely bounded, open system of actors (organisations, individuals) who co-create value with and for a beneficiary actor group (patients, population, persons with health needs) for a defined purpose. This one-pager provides examples of ecosystems we have framed, explored, modelled and co-created value.
Design and Transform Value in Health: A Service Ecosystem Framework [R]
In this - our main publication - Umio's founder Chris Lawer introduces our thinking and approach for accelerating value-based innovation, growth and transformation in health and care ecosystems. Written for leaders, designers and educators, the publication walks through each of the four components of the Umio framework. These are: 1. FRAMING - How to identify and frame health and care ecosystems for enquiry purposes 2. FUNCTIONING - How health and care ecosystems function and the analysis of their constituent elements 3.STRUCTURE - How health and care ecosystems are structured internally 4. ADAPTATION - How health and care ecosystems adapt and evolve through value propositions Download the document today (Registration required)
Making Design Thinking Work in Complex Health and Social Ecosystems [R]
This paper summarises how we add greater system, focus, and evidence to early-stage health innovation whilst also extending the scope, creativity, value and fitness (to stakeholders) of new value propositions, market strategy, technologies, products, and services.
Defining Opportunity and Co-Creating Concepts for DFU Infection Diagnostics [R]
This case-study explains how we enabled ITI Scotland to establish a complete picture of how diabetic foot care practitioners wish to improve their capabilities to achieve target patient and health outcomes, given current and emergent resources, pathways, stakeholders and modes of practice.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Ecosystem: Umio Case-Study [R]
This case-study describes how we applied our Health Value Design framework to identify, map and frame multiple value-creation possibilities with the complex, rapidly evolving ecosystem of diabetic foot ulcer care. It defines the questions we used to frame the enquiry, summarises the approach, describes the concepts and lists the outputs we achieved. Also, it summarises the applications and impact of our work. Please register or log-in to download your copy,
From Chief Executive to Chief Ecosystem Officer - The new leaders of innovation [R]
This paper describes five uses of the ecosystem metaphor for innovation, strategy and value-creation and then lists a series of questions that leaders must answer to design their ecosystem-aligned organisation.