Can the dream of knowledge translation be achieved by better marketing, or is focusing on message delivery processes missing the larger point?
Are we treating all innovation as the same in the way we train people? Perhaps, and the consequences are that places like Canada could be falling behind.
Are we making progress in knowledge translation in the health sciences or are our methods and approaches just doing the wrong things righter? This post looks at the issue in relation to the recent NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation.
Our ability to change can be tied to the degree of embeddedness we have within larger systems and how tight the fit between the layers or levels are. Barack Obama’s electoral success and governance frustrations are used to illustrate.
Are we creating path dependencies with our creative technologies that actually limit creativity? Jaron Lanier thinks so and in this post I introduce the concept of dominant design and what it means in terms of technological and social innovation.
Education without borders implies that borders are no longer relevant, yet this seems to go against the current practice of universities in North America who seem less enthused by the opportunity to collaborate with others inside their own borders or nearby.
Does putting sick people together in one place (like a hospital) seem all that smart? We don’t consider alternatives. Systems and design thinking can offer some ways around this problem and get us back to questing the structures we’ve created and encouraging greater diversity in our conversations about health and healthcare.