Centre researchers visit to Mayo Clinic in USA
In spring 2011, during a two-day visit by researchers from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design's Health & Patient Safety Lab to the Mayo Clinic, Maja Kecman and Grace Davey got the opportunity to interview physicians and nurses and tour the out- and in-patient facilities of the Clinic with the specific aim of comparing and contrasting how hospital processes differ between the UK and the US.
In addition, the teams shared research and design projects which enabled both groups to learn from each other and collaboratively think up new ideas. The findings from the visit will specifically help the Designing Out Medical Error project to further focus its research through learning from related work completed at the Mayo Clinic. It is hoped that the visit presents a start for future collaborations between these two design centres.