Keeping Innovation Simple

Today’s student discussions about the Lewis Blackman case focused on ways that students might be able to affect change or address safety concerns as members of a clinical team.  Drawing on our various clinical experiences, we offered suggestions on how to ask an innocent (but important!) question or standardize hand-offs.

In reflecting on today’s discussions, I can’t help but remember my dad telling my eight-year-old self:  “KISS: Keep It Simple, Sir”.  Healthcare immerses us in complexity, whether through patients with multiple comorbidities or new technological tools.  Caught up in the whirlwind of elaborate innovation, we sometimes lose sight of the most elementary tools that can improve patient care.  Today, students offered simple ideas: a pad and paper for patient questions, a photo directory of the clinical team posted in a patient’s room, a common form for daily hand-offs.  Such tools neither require tremendous financial… Continue reading

Telluride Experience 2021 Dates

CMF Session 1*: 8/23 - 8/26
TDCF Scholars Session 2: 8/30 – 9/2

*Session exclusive to the COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.
Bennathan Scholars Session 3: 9/9 - 9/12