On International Women’s Day, we participated in the event Game Changers in Women’s Health. As we are currently working on several healthcare projects, we were asked to join, learn and share our work. Of course, we immediately saw the opportunity to prototype!
Organised for the first time in the inspiring location Epicenter Amsterdam, this event focussed on the relevance of gender matters in healthcare. Female health professionals were invited to raise awareness on the lack of medical research on the female body, the importance of self-care, and impactful innovations in women’s health. We were there for the latter.
- Initiative lead Game Changers in Women’s Health (Katinka de Korte)
One of the projects we currently have the pleasure to work on is MijnGezondheid. Very simply put: citizens and patients get full control of their own medical data. As we are currently in the conceptualisation phase, this event was the perfect opportunity for us to research and better understand how to pro-actively integrate the female perspective in such a platform. And so we did, by means of a prototyping workshop.
Participants played the Healthcare-of-now Bingo, and were inspired by our Healthcare-of-the-future Landscape.
Reactions? “Thanks for shocking me!" .
For most, the bingo was a quick & light way to discover their lack of access to their medical data, and the landscape a visionary way to think about possibilities for the future. This opened up room for discussion, and to wonder for a moment: “How do I want to make use of my medical data?” and “What data is relevant for me as a woman?”
These discussions were in return very inspiring for us. More importantly, it reminded us to keep on engaging with current game changers, so that our work doesn’t only solve problems but truly enables changes that matter!