What is Emerging Minds?

In August 2017, a carefully-curated of group of more than 160 participants and thought leaders converged on the GuideWell Innovation Center to examine the state of mental health care using design thinking and human centered design. Participants were taken through three days of exploration of business and health care insights using a unique convergent and divergent methodology to identify and prioritize opportunities for real system-level change for persons with mental health conditions.

This event served as the launching point for a nine-month immersion journey designed to identify and develop novel transformative business models, services or other strategies for mental wellness. With open collaboration at the root of the process, we’ll ultimately look to stimulate further development of solutions relevant to our identified opportunity spaces.

How it Works

GuideWell Releases Final Case Study for Emerging Minds

Now Available! The Case Study in Collaborative Innovation

Through the Emerging Minds event and subsequent journey, we challenged ourselves and our partners from across the mental health landscape to not only identify deeper insights from all perspectives, but to also bring impactful ideas to the table. This collaborative process allowed us to unearth several key focus areas and, ultimately, surface and evaluate multiple potential solutions. You can read more about our process and success stories in our case study.

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Ways to Reflect Upon the Journey

The Journey Begins

Experience the collaboration and energy from the Emerging Minds: Illuminating the Path to Mental Wellness event.

Nine-Month Journey Webinar

Watch the progress update for the nine-month journey where you can learn about the innovation themes, applications and success stories.

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We Want to Hear from You

Do you have an idea, success story, possible solution, or “ah-ha!” moment? If so, please share it with us.

How It Works

The Emerging Minds program is a systematic approach to envision and advance an improved future. It takes place over nine months and includes defining the problems, identifying opportunities and advancing solutions. This is a process of collaborative innovation that invites stakeholders to learn, participate, contribute and benefit.

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About GuideWell Innovation

At GuideWell Innovation, we’re leading the broad-scale change that will transform the health system into a more integral and useful part of people’s everyday lives. Our approach focuses on collaborative innovation – on building relationships that cross the traditional boundaries of “big health care.” By uniting people with leading ideas, on a clear pathway to market, we fast-track the delivery of next-generation health solutions and a better future for the health consumer.

GuideWell Innovation drives collaborative innovation for the family of forward-thinking companies that make up GuideWell. Through GuideWell’s five core businesses, portfolio of joint ventures and subsidiaries, and key partners, our reach and our relationships span the entire health continuum.