Health & Fitness

  • Co-Designing Health & Care with a Community

    How a Prospective Provider in Boothbay Maine Is Gathering Customer Requirements

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    Boothbay Region Health Care is a start up non-profit chartered to provide primary healthcare for the residents and visitors in their region. They’re in the strategic planning stage of their project. Customer co-design is part of their planning process.
    Jan. 29, 2015
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  • CVS Makes It Easy to Reap the Value of Loyalty

    Making Savings Relevant, Easy, and Obvious!

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    Does your organization offer a rewards program that encourages loyalty, spending, and makes customers feel good about doing business with you? You can learn some lessons from CVS!
    Dec. 11, 2014
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  • Designing Solutions for Aging in Place

    Part 1: Boothbay’s Awesome Seniors’ Initiative—First Year

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    How do seniors design services that will enable them to thrive in their own homes? They look at what they need. They look at what they have. They experiment.
    Dec. 5, 2014
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  • 10 Requirements for Personal Information in Health & Fitness Apps and Patient Portals

    Personal Health Records Will Flip Control in the Healthcare Industry from Payers to Patients

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    Customers want control over their health and medical information. What’s needed for a new wave of health & fitness apps? 
    Sep. 11, 2014
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  • A Community Fights for Its Right to Healthcare

    Customers Enlist Regulators to Preserve Services In Boothbay, Maine

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    Elderly healthcare customers on the Boothbay peninsula in Maine are seeking help from Maine’s Health & Human Services’ regulators to keep 24-hour services local. MaineHealth requires seniors to drive dangerous roads at night for help.
    Aug. 22, 2014
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  • The CaringBridge Customer Ecosystem

    Millions of People and Hundreds of Companies Align around Patients’ Health Journeys

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    CaringBridge.org’s apps and tools help to provide emotional support during a health crisis. Using an online journal and guest book, each patient can provide updates for friends and family to track.
    Aug. 8, 2014
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  • Ten Steps that May Save (or Improve) Your Life

    Prepare Now to Engage as a Patient and/or Advocate for Someone You Love

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    Let Patients Help! by Dave deBronkart with Dr. Danny Sands is a valuable patient engagement handbook. This little book should be a key resource for you and your family. You’ll learn about important steps in taking charge of your own health.
    Jul. 10, 2014
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  • Can a Contest Improve the “Production of Health”?

    How Esther Dyson Is Using the Way to Wellville Challenge to Promote Collaborative Innovation

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    The Way to Wellville is a community health innovation contest among five communities in the U.S. The towns will have five years to dramatically improve health outcomes by focusing on the determinants of health, rather than on the treatment of disease.
    May. 9, 2014
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  • How to Use VOC to Create Fitness Fans for Life

    Blair McHaney Uses Daily VOC to Improve Customer Experience and Front-Line Engagement at Gold’s Gyms in Washington

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    Meet visionary customer advocate Blair McHaney. He uses customer metrics and methods in daily operation, leveraging a customer-centric culture and Medallia VOC software.
    Jan. 23, 2014
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  • Why the Healthcare.gov Insurance Exchange Bombed

    Policy Makers Insisted on a Customer-Unfriendly Workflow

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    The long-awaited U.S. government Federal health insurance exchange, healthcare.gov, went live on October 1, 2013 and quickly proved impossible to use. Would-be customers were subjected to long delays. Here’s why.
    Nov. 7, 2013
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  • Customer Co-Design for Elder Independence

    Approach for Elders to Age in Their Homes

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    Dr. Allan Teel's new book  tells the remarkable story of an innovative “virtual assisted-living” program that was co-designed with 40 elders in Maine and is now rolling out across the country. 
    Jun. 13, 2013
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  • How We Learn and How to Change

    Use Conversations for Collaborative Reflection about Complex Adaptive Systems

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    Lisa Kimball offers invaluable advice and methodologies about the best ways to make change in a complex system, like an organization, or a multi-player system such as healthcare. Change the conversation!
    Mar. 28, 2013
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  • VOC: Using Customers’ Interviews to Inform Decision-Making

    How the Residents of a Small Community Are Shaping the Future of Healthcare

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    We used interviews of residents on the Boothbay peninsula to help keep cherished St. Andrews Hospital, which Maine Health wants to turn into a walk-in clinic. I interviewed 48 patients and published verbatims. The result: a stay of execution.
    Dec. 13, 2012
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  • The Next Big Thing: Customer Ecosystems

    Six Secrets for Designing Business Networks Aligned To Help Customers Get Things Done

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    Customer ecosystems are business networks that are aligned to help customers get things done—both the things they want to accomplish and the things they want to manage. We’ve found six keys to designing successful customer ecosystems.
    Jan. 12, 2012
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  • A Best Practice Example of Applying UX Principles to Product Design and Development

    Koko Fitness Demonstrated How to Do It Right Back in 2005!

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    Koko Fitness, a small company that designs and sells interactive workout systems, has been a shining example of best practices in incorporating customer experience and user experience methods into their product design and development lifecycle.
    Jun. 16, 2011
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  • Who "Owns" Your Medical Records

    Whose Data Is It?

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    An organization called Health Data Rights has published five principles for the basic human right to access and to understand your own healthcare data and information.
    Jul. 8, 2009
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  • How Adidas Moved to Smart Customization & Personalized Coaching

    A Journey from Mass-Produced to Smart Customization

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    Adidas pioneered in custom footwear and was an early leader in mass-customization. This brief case study describes the history of customization at Adidas from removable studs to just-in-time personalized coaching.
    Jan. 8, 2009
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  • Research, Compare, and Select Running Shoes

    Customer Experience Test Drive of: Dick's Sporting Goods, Roadrunner Sports, RunningShoes.com, and Runners Warehouse

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    In this Test-drive, we apply the Product Select and Buy Customer Scenario pattern and its Moment of Truth to retail for a customer’s research, comparison, and selection activities for a pair of running shoes.
    Apr. 27, 2007
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  • Koko Fitness

    Discovering Baby Boomers’ Health and Fitness Issues

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    Koko Fitness is a new start-up company that was designed from the outside in—starting with customers’ desired outcomes.
    Apr. 13, 2006
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  • E-Merchandising at drugstore.com

    How drugstore.com Organizes and Automates Product Merchandising and Marketing

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    At drugstore.com, constant on-site promotions, internet advertising, and a 30 percent annual turnover in SKUs are managed with a high degree of consistency.
    Mar. 25, 2004
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