Make Change Possible: Thriving in an Ecosystem for Health

We had a wonderful time at Transform 2016,Rochester, MN!

We worked together with the world’s top thinkers to boldly envision a sustainable future for health.


What We Do

We start with big ideas around people’s needs, frame them as opportunities, define and refine the concept and move fast to validate tangible models that can be scaled.


Design Thinking

The Center for Innovation’s role is to transform the experience and delivery of health and health care with a patient-centered focus. It offers a multidisciplinary team to turn innovative ideas for medical practice into practical solutions that change how patients receive health care — a medical transformation.


What We Do

Today, business evolves at a rapid pace. Innovation is more critical than ever, and health care is no exception. During the past 60 years, there have been significant advances in medicine. There is clearly an opportunity to do more — and Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation is doing it.


Connect With Us

Mayo Clinic takes innovation out of the clinic, on the road and into other medical practices and learning environments.

Collectively, our team has spent over 10,000 hours with patients in the context of over 270 projects. We accompany patients on their health care journeys from the moment they consider connecting with Mayo Clinic. Using human-centered design, we look for gaps and challenges to transform their experiences with health and health care.

Read the latest posts from the Center For Innovation

Speaker’s Plea: ‘Win the journey’ where people live their lives

The stage at the end of the large hall is bathed in cool purples and blues. The runway is flanked by two huge television screens. An announcer asks people to take their seats as quiet background music gives way to...

Transform 2016: Giving college students a leg up on competition in the job market

Caroline Patton and Ashraf Ali smile easily as they reflect on their motivation to attend Transform 2016. Patton and Ali were among 24 Health Administration students from Auburn University attending the conference, held from Sept. 14 -16 at Mayo Civic...

Transform 2016: ‘History Has Its Eyes on Us’

It’s hard to know whether the extra-long speaker’s runway at Transform 2016 was designed to get moderator John Hockenberry closer to the audience or was simply a prop for a few good one-liners. Or maybe it was there to give...