Maggie Breslin Interview

Maggie is the director of The Patient Revolution, an action and advocacy movement for careful and kind patient care; arming patients, clinicians, and the public with the tools, resources and support they need to tell their stories and agitate for change in healthcare. She has spent over a decade as a designer and researcher in the healthcare space, including 7 years at the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation. She teaches in the Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC.  She has published in journals ranging from Design Issues to Archives of Internal Medicine. Maggie holds a Masters of Design (MDes) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Stephen Brown Podcast

Stephen Brown, MSW LCSW, is a faculty member and Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health). He earned his first degree in business marketing in 1984 from Northern Illinois University. During the next 13 years, he worked at Motorola’s Computer Systems Division as systems engineer, account executive, and product marketing manager. In 1998, he went on sabbatical to complete a second undergraduate degree in psychology at Northwestern University and a Master of social work at Loyola University.

Victor Montori Interview

Dr. Victor Montori is Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He is a practicing endocrinologist, researcher, and author and a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine and shared decision-making. Dr. Montori developed the concept of minimally disruptive medicine and works to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. He is the author of Why We Revolt – a Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care.

Christopher Shaw Interview

Christopher Shaw is a specialist consultant in mental health design, and has over 28 years’ experience in healthcare architecture.  He enjoyed long involvement with the Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) at the now London South Bank University prior to founding Medical Architecture in 1991, where he has since driven the global growth of the company. A passionate advocate for evidence based design, significant elements of his day-today work involve the research and evaluation of healthcare buildings in the UK and worldwide. A particular area of Christopher’s expertise lies in strategic health planning to enable design for the enhancement of clinical outputs and the human experience of medical care.

Helen Parker Interview

Helen Parker, Director of Strategic Development, Pinnacle Ventures, New Zealand

Helen Parker’s UK clinical, managerial and academic career in health care spanned 30 years. After a career in district nursing and practice nursing, Helen spent some years developing and managing NHS integrated community services as a Director on Primary Care Trusts. She was also a member of the Department of Health Transforming Community Services Board. Before moving to New Zealand late 2013, Helen was involved in the early design and implementation of Super Partnerships, new models of care and ownership models for general practice and was a senior fellow with the health think tank The Nuffield Trust, UK. Since joining Pinnacle Helen has been leading the strategic development, implementation and evaluation of the Health Care Home and working on Health Care Home #2 innovations.  Alongside her registered nurse qualification Helen has a BSc in Community Health, a Masters degree in Primary Care Policy and Management and is a qualified executive coach.