The Patient Care Supercharger Award goes to the most creative idea for reinventing patient care.
And the winner is…Kimberly Topp, for her vision of a future where every UCSF patient gets paired with a student health advocate!
To reiterate the very important point Miriam made, “Super-charging patient care is about people interacting with other people.” High-tech solutions might improve diagnostics or even connect people in new ways, but at the end of the day, face-to-face, “high touch” interactions prove to be best.
The award for Patient Care Supercharger goes to Kimberly Topp for her card Each patient who comes to a UCSF clinic or hospital gets a student health advocate! #Education
This fairly simple idea benefits patients, by making sure they have a committed person focusing on their needs, and also benefits students, but integrating the importance of empathy and relationship building early on in their education.
Congratulations, Kimberly Topp!
Throughout game play, IFTF game guides were pouring over all of the amazing ideas and interactions to pull out some of the most innovative and provocative thoughts. So many ideas were played but we wanted to highlight the top players, cards, and chains that really stood out for their extraordinary contributions to a particular field.