Quality Talks 2021: Dr. Morgan Hutchinson & Seeing Health Professionals as Designers

Dr. Morgan Hutchinson is the Director of Education at Thomas Jefferson University’s Health Design Lab. She is a practicing physician, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Department. Morgan is on a mission to improve healthcare by training doctors to think like designers. Her work focuses on the application of human-centered design to medical education and healthcare delivery. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Morgan has led important initiatives to improve the health of vulnerable populations, increase access to testing and ensure the safety of frontline healthcare workers and patients. She expanded clinical spaces to boost surge capacity; 3D-printed >30,000 nasopharyngeal swabs for Covid testing; repaired powered air purifying respirators; and partnered with the City of Philadelphia to launch two pop-up Covid-19 testing sites in underserved communities.