At the heart of the Stanford Framework is a declaration to nurture an environment that values everyone’s expertise and includes all health care stakeholders in conversations about the future of health care. We call these ideals our Everyone Included™ vision for health care innovation. We ask those seeking to use the Stanford Framework to endorse Everyone Included™ by sharing our declaration with other team members and stakeholders in your organization.
By sharing your support for the Everyone Included™ you signal the importance of an environment that values everyone’s expertise and includes all relevant stakeholders in the culture of your organization. Our declaration is intended to create a shared model amongst all team members to engage in meaningful dialogue through a framework of mutual appreciation and valuing of expertise and inclusivity amongst all stakeholders.
Our Stanford Framework includes Everyone Included™ charters that are designed to provide specific guidelines to assist entities in implementing stakeholder partnership in a variety of health care domains. Our roadmap for Everyone Included™ charters includes the items listed below. Entities who wish to implement Everyone Included™ charters may also obtain a license to use the Everyone Included™ branding in sharing their implementation efforts with the world.
We plan to work broadly with health care and standards-based organizations to offer other benefits to entities that implement the Stanford Framework and Everyone Included™ charter guidelines.
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Research and Publishing (In process)
Award and Funding
The Stanford framework is not a simple checklist for inclusion.
It is a framework to create meaningful stakeholder partnership in health care and is composed of our Everyone Included™ declaration of mutual appreciation for and valuation of stakeholder expertise and inclusivity, along with a series of design principles, implementation aids and charter guidelines. The framework is intended to help entities build value through partnership with patients as experts in the experience of their conditions and in their interactions with the health care system. The Stanford Framework builds off Everyone Included™ principles of mutual respect and inclusivity as drivers of health care innovation.
Our Stanford Framework for convenings was co-developed by the Stanford University Medicine X program with a board of epatient and caregiver advisors as well as interdisciplinary health care providers over a five year period. It has been iteratively tested and prototyped at the world’s leading patient-centered medical conference with participation from over 100 patient and caregiver participants recruited from around the world.
Medical events are convened to drive improvement in health care through the creation of networks of domain experts, sharing of information, creation of collaborations, and thoughtful challenging of conventional thinking. Patients can make important contributions in all of these areas.
Well planned patient partnership brings value to medical convenings by helping everyone understand the issues and problems that matter most to patients, caregivers and their families. Patients bring empathy to discussion of the clinical care of patients, and widens the research agenda to identify domains that are important to patients. The active participation of patients also helps promote cultural change in medicine towards a productive collaboration with patients in health care design, delivery, education, research and practice.
The Stanford Framework is intended for all organizations that seek to build value and enhance the expertise of their programs by including patients and caregivers as partners in their work. The Stanford Framework is designed to accommodate entities of any size and diverse resource settings. Anyone who wants to build value through partnering with patients and caregivers might utilize the Stanford Framework.
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The Stanford Framework has been iteratively prototyped and tested over five years through design challenges, workshops, research projects and convenings by the Medicine X program at Stanford University.
Over 100 patients from around the world have participated in our Everyone Included™ programs. Each participant has provided program feedback and evaluation as part of a continuous quality improvement program.
You may sign a declaration showing your support for Everyone Included™, our model of mutual respect and inclusivity as a framework for health care innovation on this website.
We are also creating a series of charter guidelines, design principles and implementation tools for a variety of domains in health care. We are starting with our Stanford Framework for convenings, which is published here on this website.
Future Stanford Framework domain initiatives include: medical research and publishing, health care service innovation, industry participation, award and funding programs.
“Nothing about us without us!” is a phrase close to the heart of Medicine X and its programs. We live our values of mutual respect and inclusivity by co-creating our programs in partnership with patients. Over 100 patients have participated in our programs and initiatives. Our patient partners help co-create our initiatives, initiate new ideas and programs and provide feedback to continuously improve them.
We are proud to recognize just some of the amazing individuals who have participated in and contributed to the development of our Medicine X programs and initiatives.
Martine Ehrenclou is a healthcare consultant, an award-winning author, a freelance writer, and a blogger at thetakechargepatient.com.