How does it work?

  • Users submit their ideas.
  • Our community discusses and votes for ideas.
  • The best ideas bubble up to the top.

Welcome to the ETCH 2020 Future Picture

The perspectives in the above graphic are used in this virtual environment as you describe quantitatively and qualitatively the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital as you want it to be in 2020. These perspectives and their accompanying questions are not exhaustive, but intended to stimulate ideation and give participants useful "buckets" in which to capture ideas. It is important that participants transport themselves to 2020 and answer as if looking around at that time rather than through the lens of the current environment. This is not an exercise about what we do or do not do currently, but rather a collective expression of what we want to become in 2020.

In this community, you can submit ideas, vote on existing ideas, follow existing ideas, or add comments.

To submit an idea, please click the new idea button below. You will then be asked to add a title and choose a perspective for the new idea. You will also have the option to add tags to the idea. To vote on an idea, simply click the up or down thumb to the left of the idea title/description. To follow an idea, click on the idea title and then click on the “follow” tool. To review comments on existing ideas, you can also click on the idea title and scroll through the comments. And to add a comment, click in the box below the idea.

If you would like to see all ideas created with a specific tag, you can click on the word or phrase via the tagcloud in the left navigation area under "What we're discussing". You can also view ideas sorted by Perspectives from the left navigation area. To return to this page, click the All Ideas link.

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