Spark uses a human-centered approach enabling talented students to creatively design real solutions for healthcare experience.
The Spark Recycling Team is focused on auditing and mapping the University of Utah’s recycling process to identify opportunities for inserting new work-flows or collection systems within the hospital. In addition, the Spark team has been tasked with finding a vendor who will recycle the large amount of sterile surgical plastic waste generated in the hospital.
The University of Utah hospital is implementing a car-sharing program to alleviate the need for staff to move vehicles in a competitive parking environment. The program also aims to reduce the number of spaces going unused during the day. The Spark Car-Share team is facilitating an automated web and mobile-based application to allow for more efficient scheduling and automated alerts when scheduling conflicts arise.
The University of Utah Hospital’s Burn Unit is in need of a web-based application to aggregate and improve inpatient and outpatient education for burn victims, family members and caregivers. The Spark Burn Unit team in the process of auditing and aggregating the necessary materials needed to provide a consistent educational resource.
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Hospital professionals from all areas come to Spark to ask for talented students to solve complex issues they face in practice. We are currently looking for motivated students who want to learn about innovation in health care.
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The medical industry is ripe with opportunities for innovative thinkers. Competition is stiff and great jobs don’t grow on trees. Spark Health Innovation Lab offers students valuable experience, networking, and training in how to solve real problems with a human-centered design approach.