Whether the referring physician was an associate of HCDI ("MD")
Participants tended to have poorer functional outcomes if their PT course was ended before the plan of care was complete due to insurance non-approval (p = 0.093) and if they were referred to our facility from an external provider rather than being treated by an HCDI physician (p = 0.091), which will be further discussed below.
The objectives of the HCDI are to carry out both fundamental and applied research into Human Centred Design, to identify the key challenges of Human Centred Design in the 21st century, to deliver postgraduate programmes in Human Centred Design and to promote Human Centred Design to industry and to the general public.
The HCDI has developed an in-house framework and methodology which puts the human at the heart of the design process.
A good example is the Foot-LITE project where the HCDI is working with partners, such as MIRA.
An example of work on methodologies and measurement undertaken by the HCDI is a project that was undertaken with the mobile phone company H3G.
"HCDI will help us upgrade the skills of current practitioners and create a pool of talented college graduates, community residents, and career changers who will drive the field's future.
The HCDI is designed to help create new talent pipelines to staff the next generation of CDCs.