Category Archives: Innovation

Today’s Habits Hinder Tomorrow’s Innovation

by Bonny Roberts, Vice President, Customer Experience, Aventura I frequently hear colleagues, partners and customers talk about how slow healthcare is to change.  It is true, healthcare is a big ship; yet I don’t blame the individuals and organizations for … Continue reading

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Delivering a Reliable and High-Quality Experience with Health IT

by: Eileen Haggerty, sr. director, enterprise business operations, NetScout  Healthcare organizations depend on technology 24/7. When it comes to health services and treatment, every second of delay is critical and can be the difference between life and death.

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Innovation as a Business Imperative

by: Leslie Wainwright, PhD, AVIA, Chief Strategy Officer After having worked with health systems of the topic of innovation for almost a decade, I feel we have reached a tipping point where innovation is no longer viewed as the ‘sexy’ addition to … Continue reading

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Innovation as Radical Common Sense

by: Gregory Makoul, PhD MS What is innovation?  There are many answers to that question, not all of them helpful.  It’s more than a new idea, process or tool.  It’s more than improvement, more than being creative, and more than … Continue reading

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Implementing Healthcare Reform—Easier Said than Done!

By: Elizabeth A. Regan, Ph.D., Department Chair, Integrated Information Technology, Professor of Health Information Technology, University of South Carolina   The most recent survey of hospital CEOs conducted by the American College of Healthcare Executives reported that healthcare reform implementation … Continue reading

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The Possibilities for Improved Healthcare with the Use of Innovation

by Elizabeth Regan, PhD, MA, BS, AS The potential for transforming healthcare delivery to increase access, improve outcomes, and reduce cost are tremendous, but far from guaranteed. As a nation we’ve just invested over $30 billion in establishing a technology infrastructure … Continue reading

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LEANing into Innovation

by Judi Painter, MBA        As we move into a new year it seems appropriate to ask the question as to why innovation seems so difficult in healthcare. What strategic approach does one take to generate sustainable and disruptive innovation?

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Innovation as a discipline: taking a bright idea and making it work

by Keith Salzman MD, MPH, FAFP, FACHE, BCCI, Chief Medical Information Officer – GBS Federal, IBM The transformation of medicine, both from analog to digital and from fee for service to pay for performance is an ecosystem witnessing efforts at … Continue reading

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Innovation at the Forefront of Healthcare Transformation

Closing on Jan.12, the Call for Proposals – for the National Healthcare Innovation Summit – focuses on driving growth with innovation to build new markets and new services Whether it’s a new way to engage patients or new business models … Continue reading

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The Top 10 HIMSS Blog Posts in 2014

During 2014 – on the HIMSS Blog – patient engagement, innovation and healthcare transformation led the content charge. Our top 10 list also includes posts on: interoperability, public policy, nursing informatics, mobile technologies, and social media. So, take a moment … Continue reading

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