CHAPTER 9

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Designing Healthcare Futures

Elena’s Story: A Change of Heart

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In the Adjacent Future

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Mid-Future: Resolution of Critical Healthcare Problems

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Longer-Term Healthcare Foresight

307

Future Roles for Healthcare Design Leadership

316

Innovation’s Adjacent Possible

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Conclusion

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Elena’s Story: A Change of Heart

Elena’s ablation procedure is clinically successful. The most difficult part of the procedure was lying flat on her back for 6 hours in postoperative recovery, a necessary precaution. Elena’s chest area feels sore and bruised for about 2 weeks, and she is instructed to avoid heavy work.

While resting at ...

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