Health Innovation http://wunc.org en The Solar Suitcase: Sharing Big Ideas At SwitchPoint http://wunc.org/post/solar-suitcase-sharing-big-ideas-switchpoint <p></p><p>There's a fascinating conference happening Thursday and Friday at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw. It's called SwitchPoint. This is the conference for you if you're interested in things like using technology for good, social entrepreneurship and creativity/design.</p><p>The attendees are the kind of people who are doing the most interesting things in our society: printing 3-D organs, crowdsourcing crisis response via text, building medical devices out of broken toys.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:07:16 +0000 Carol Jackson & Eric Hodge 34365 at http://wunc.org The Solar Suitcase: Sharing Big Ideas At SwitchPoint Not Enough Doctors? How The Medical Education System Is Contributing To The Shortage http://wunc.org/post/not-enough-doctors-how-medical-education-system-contributing-shortage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is a great time to become a physician in the U.S. There is a growing need for doctors of all kinds, so if you invest in medical school, chances are, you will find a job. B</span>y the end of this decade, it’s projected that the country will be <a href="https://www.aamc.org/download/153160/data/physician_shortages_to_worsen_without_increases_in_residency_tr.pdf">short 90,000 physicians</a>.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:25:47 +0000 Nancy Wang 33539 at http://wunc.org Not Enough Doctors? How The Medical Education System Is Contributing To The Shortage Duke Institute Looks For New Ideas In Access To Medicine http://wunc.org/post/duke-institute-looks-new-ideas-access-medicine <p></p><p>A gathering in Durham today marks the launch of the Duke Institute for Health Innovation.&nbsp; Leaders in healthcare, education and government will participate in the 'Summit on Transformative Innovation in Health Care.'&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:32:25 +0000 Eric Hodge 22172 at http://wunc.org Duke Institute Looks For New Ideas In Access To Medicine