Stanford Medicine X | Health Care Design Awards

Medicine X is proud to announce the launch of our international health care design awards. The program aims to encourage and recognize outstanding accomplishments in patient-centered health care design according to our Medicine X health care design values and beliefs:

  1. We believe thoughtful design is essential to innovation in health care and medicine across all domains (education, clinical care and research);
  2. We believe health care design is better when done in partnership with patients;
  3. We believe that good design in health care involves the participation of the entire health care team, empathy for patients and their families, and a deep understanding of the social and local context where health happens;
  4. We believe in designing for problems that matter most in health care;
  5. The defining criteria for the Stanford Medicine X | Health Care Design Awards are excellence, innovation and potential or proven ability to improve the quality of health through design.

The Stanford Medicine X | Health Care Design Awards were created to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of those who share our values and believe in the value of good design in health care.

Submit a nomination today. The application is free!

The Stanford Medicine X | Health Care Design Awards were created to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of those who share our values and believe in the value of good design in health care.

Award categories

The recipients of the 2015 Medicine X | Design Awards will be recognized in the following categories.

  1. Director’s Award
    Given to an individual or group in recognition of outstanding support and leadership of patient-centered design excellence within the health care design community. This award is selected by the Executive Director of Medicine X.
  2. Design Excellence Medal
    Given to an individual or group in recognition of excellence in one of the categories below (please note the jury may not recognize excellence in every category):

    1. Corporate, Institutional or Research
      Given to a corporation, institution or research group that embraces patient-centered design as a core value and implements participatory design with patients and health care stakeholders as a strategic tool to accomplish its mission.
    2. Service Design
      Given to an individual or group of individuals for excellence in health care service design.
    3. Product Design
      Given to an individual or group of individuals for excellence in health product design, including wearables, sensors and digital health.
    4. Patient-Driven/Patient-Designed
      Given to an individual or group of individuals who self-identify as patients to recognize excellence in designing a health care solution for their community.

Prizes

Recipients will be acknowledged with a Medicine X | Design Excellence Medal and participate in a special design panel session during Medicine X 2015.

Judging

Design award entries will be judged by a distinguished jury of health care designers convened by Stanford Medicine X. Selection criteria for excellence will be based on the Stanford Medicine X health care design values stated above. We will announce our judging panel in the near future. The jury will be led by Larry Chu, MD, designer and Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X. Dr. Chu teaches two courses on design in health care at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

How to nominate

Nominations are now open and close on July 31, 2015 at 5PM PST. The application is free. Please note you can nominate your own work or the work of someone else. Apply today online.

Submit a nomination today. The application is free!

The Stanford Medicine X | Health Care Design Awards were created to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of those who share our values and believe in the value of good design in health care.

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