April 14, 2017
The Healthcare Design Challenge provides an environment for students to learn a structured approach to innovation and design while crafting new solutions to a pressing healthcare issue.
The 2017 Healthcare Design Challenge invited teams from Wharton, Engineering, Medicine, Design, and Nursing to design an innovative solution to improve patients’ emergency room discharge experience. Participants worked with Challenge partner Penn Med to find creative solutions to decrease wait times and improve patient satisfaction.
Students were given the opportunity to conduct primary research through onsite user interviews in the ED. Additionally, design consultancy Smart Design led workshops during the challenge to provide guidance on the design thinking process.
The final presentations will take place at 2401 Walnut Street beginning at 4:00 p.m.