Here’s an awesome idea – build a fake hospital in a huge warehouse, then let companies and innovators bring in their prototypes, and test them in ‘real world’ scenarios. Everything from robots, software, databases, diagnostics, social and organisational strategies.
Kaiser Permanente’s Garfield Innovation Center, in San Leandro, CA, has labs, operating room, and an ordinary home set up. Their aim is to “bridge the gap between idea and reality”. IT people can test new gadgets and systems in a realistic setting. People designing hospitals can experiment with ways to make them more humane and efficient.
Everyone gets to make mistakes fast, iterate, and re-test.