Chris McCarthy is the Director of the Innovation Learning Network and an Innovation Specialist with Kaiser Permanente's Innovation Consultancy. In this dual role, he innovates at the frontline of healthcare and connects innovators across the world to accelerate the spread of design thinking and great ideas. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review (Sept 2010), Bisognano and Kenney’s “Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs” (2012) as well as FastCompany, the New York Times and many more. Some of his innovations include better tools for new moms, safer medication administration for patients, and more robust shift changes for nurses. As an author, he collaborated with Lyle Berkowitz, MD on “Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare” (2012), and with Lisa Schilling on Schall’s “Spreading Improvement Across Your Health Care Organization” (2007). You can find his quirky design blog at McCarthyChris.com Chris was named the 2011 Ellerbe Beckett Lecturer at the University of Minnesota, and is an international speaker on innovation and design most recently in the United Kingdom, Spain, Denmark and Canada. Chris has a master’s in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Copenhagen Business School, and a master’s in public health in Health Policy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In his spare time, he obsesses about fitness, movies and home remodels.