This talk will review the path the Seattle Children’s Imagination Lab took from its origins as a peripheral pulmonary research and anatomical 3D model printing lab to its integration within the Hospital’s Innovation and Improvement Department. We will cover, at high level, the key elements of the Imagination Lab Learning and Innovation System that resulted in the creation of 60 healthcare products and devices, 8 invention disclosures, and 1 provisional patent in 2018. Elements to be discussed will include defining the system and its purpose, the roles of the people who enable and operate the system, uses of advanced and traditional manufacturing, the role of a regulation and a regulated quality management system, financing. It wasn’t all smooth sailing, so we will cover some of the challenges we faced too. The talk will also touch on systems thinking, design thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship, and community development theories that underpinned the development of the system.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to identify the key components we found necessary for creating a sustainable internal design and development service and system in a clinical setting
- Understand some of the systems thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship, and community development theories that underpinned the development of the system