Overcoming the Barriers to Innovation in Healthcare


Of all the industries poised to improve with innovation, none are more promising than healthcare. However, many organizations struggle to move forward due to a lack of strategy and a lack of employee and leadership buy-in.

Why Healthcare Needs Innovation Vs. Politics – Solving The Wrong Problem

Innovation Excellence

Healthcare is one of the most rewarding spaces for innovators to focus. Demand for healthcare innovation is high, as nearly all of us all want to live longer healthier, happier lives. Healthcare is also heavily funded with vast amounts of money coming from. Build Capability collaboration Creativity Innovation Leadership Psychology Strategy big problems Design Thinking healthcare wellnessAfter all, what is more rewarding than saving lives and curing disease?

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The Rise of the Healthcare Mega-Marketplaces: What Does It Mean For You?

Faisal Hoque

Assessing the impacts of the recent rash of mergers and takeovers in the healthcare field. The post The Rise of the Healthcare Mega-Marketplaces: What Does It Mean For You? CVS is offering to pay $66 billion for Aetna — a blending that could turn local drugstores into health insurers.

Where are the Sick Care Leaderpreneurs?

Innovation Excellence

Leadership is in crisis and the command and control model is bankrupt. In healthcare, we will need a cadre of physicians to lead us to the promised land. Entrepreneurship Health/Healthcare Innovation

Michael McCarthy, Executive Coach Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

BPI Game Changer Interviews

Just last week, I had a healthcare company from Tennessee wanting to know how to do intrapreneurship pitches in-house; how to pitch things like app ideas that might be approved by upper management. There are the important basics for the intrapreneur process, like knowing who you’re pitching to, and what their needs and criteria are; what they say – pre-pitch – would lead to t

Making Design Thinking Work in Complex Ecosystems

Innovation Excellence

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The Rise of the Chief Ecosystem Officer

Innovation Excellence

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5G Entrepreneurs Creating Billion-Dollar Businesses

Daniel Burrus

Healthcare. Within the next five years. New multibillion-dollar businesses will appear that didn’t exist before due to 5G wireless technology.

Webinar | How One Community Hospital is Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement


Mike has worked as a Medical Technologist, Chemistry Supervisor, Laboratory Director, and Senior Director in healthcare for the last 35 years spending most of that time at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He also reflected on the leadership behaviors necessary to achieve cultural change.

Innovate by Adopting a Role Model Organization

Innovation Excellence

Associations Build Capability Culture & Values Health/Healthcare Innovation Jobs Leadership Product Innovation Profiles of Innovators army copy hospital ritz carlton role model Siemens

Innovators to Watch 2017


Trend Alert analytics data energy financial services fintech healthcare innovation Innovation Leaders leadership trend visualizationAlongside the annual Innovation Leaders analysis of large organizations’ performance , we also identify upcoming companies that are seen as potential future catalysts for change. While these are organizations that are yet to achieve global scale, they are already making significant impact.

Why Innovation Matters In Politics And The Public Sector

Faisal Hoque

Innovation and technology drive everything from healthcare to education to election wins, but mismanagement can pose threats to democracy, even peoples’ lives.

Kaizen Program Management – The Fundamentals


The principals of Kaizen apply to almost every industry and are now widespread in healthcare, construction, software development, education, logistics, and everything in between. Kaizen Leadership Improvement Methodology

When Being Right is the Wrong Strategy for Change


Leadership Employee Engagement Improvement CultureFrequent readers of this blog are probably familiar with Mark Graban. Mark has been an enormous contributor to the ideological foundation of the KaiNexus continuous improvement software.


BIF, Innovation & Nike


Lea should know - she's co-founder of Women who Innovate a nd a serial entrepreneur in healthcare. BIF BIF2015 Culture Disruption Innovation Leadership Nike Women who InnovateThank you Lea Carey for this short video from last year's BIF! Yup - Just do it!!!!

Atoms vs. Bits - Making Matters


Doesn’t this resemble our healthcare, education and other failing systems - as a bunch of parts nailed together instead of dovetailed? Culture Education Innovation Leadership Networking StrategyStudents working on projects in the Brown Design Workshop.

The Cybersecurity of Banking and Finance

Daniel Burrus

I’ve discussed the importance of cybersecurity in healthcare due to the extremely sensitive personal data and the loss of trust if hacked. Anticipatory cybersecurity measures should be elevated at financial institutions much like the healthcare industry.

Susan L Wright

Innovation 360 Group

Susan L Wright, MS, MBA – Healthcare Innovation Consultant based in the US Washington DC metropolitan area.

Building a Culture of Accountability

The Human Factor

Where everyone in the organization – from senior leadership to front-line employees – are expected to uphold commitments to each other and to customers because integrity is a core organizational value. This is especially true for senior leadership and management.

Generalists Are Hardwired for Reinvention


My last post on the challenges Generalists face in a society that rewards specialists got a lot of attention from people who are Generalists themselves (from healthcare); not from Specialists. The real challenge of leadership is changing before you have to. leadership.

Josh Folk of IdeaScale Dishes with DotCom


The editorial team at DotCom Magazine awarded IdeaScale its Impact Company of 2019 Award, and Josh talked with Torrey Mastery of DotCom Magazine about innovation leadership. Innovation leadership and problem-solving are two sides of the same coin.

Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity?

Daniel Burrus

Consider the news that IBM followed its Weather Company purchase by snapping up Merge Healthcare Inc. Artificial intelligence (AI), one of twenty core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, has worked its way into our lives. From Amazon’s Alexa and Facebook’s M to Google’s Now and Apple’s Siri , AI is always growing — so keeping a closer eye on future developments, amazing opportunities, and predictable problems is imperative.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

Uber is a current prime example: they are attempting to expand into healthcare and travel. Leadership through vision and influence, rather than command and control, is required.

Josh Folk of IdeaScale Dishes with DotCom


The editorial team at DotCom Magazine awarded IdeaScale its Impact Company of 2019 Award, and Josh talked with Torrey Mastery of DotCom Magazine about innovation leadership. Innovation leadership and problem-solving are two sides of the same coin.

Possibly a Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?

Paul Hobcraft

Huron focuses specifically on Healthcare, Education, and Life Sciences and has been to-date far more operationally driven in its delivery solutions. I’m not sure it the core leadership team of Innosight is staying or cashing out).

Munir Khawaja

Innovation 360 Group

Background: Graduated in Computer Science, Munir is a Senior Innovational Transformation consultant with over 17 years of experience within the UK and Middle East covering Healthcare, Energy, Finance and Govt sector advisory. > Business Leadership Advisory. >

Innovation the Hybrid Way

The Future Shapers

At the heart of entrepreneurial leadership for new growth lie opportunities: discovering and seizing them through innovative offerings, business models, and revenue models. Klink Hirslanden is one of the most successful private hospitals in Switzerland, but changes in the healthcare market had made it vulnerable. Innovation Innovation Leadership Leadership

Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

My experience spans across technology-enabled strategy and implementation to enable organizations (finance, banking, insurance, retail, telecom, logistics, healthcare) create value, take out cost, and develop competitive advantage. Leadership. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA.

How to Navigate the Transformation Continuum | Webinar Recap


Roger has over 30 years of experience in various improvement and leadership roles. In this webinar, Roger Chen, Executive Director of Lean Transformation at IU Health, shares "lessons from the field" based on his experiences in healthcare (and previously in industry). We have been very fortunate to have an impressive lineup of guest presenters for our webinar series on continuous improvement.


Nesta’s Landscape of Innovation Approaches

Paul Hobcraft

This is what keeps us awake at night and gets us out of bed in the morning” They work in areas where there are big challenges facing society, from the frontiers of personalized healthcare to stretched public services and a fast-changing jobs market. Approaches focused on mobilizing talent, developing technical and leadership skills and increasing organizational readiness to make change happen. You sometimes need to kick yourself.

Ezassi Appoints Denise Fletcher as New Chief Innovation Officer


Denise actively serves on the HIMSS Innovation Committee and the Healthcare Delivery Advisory board at WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Denise graduated from Quinnipiac University with a BS in Accounting and obtained her PMP designation in 2005.

Culture of Innovation Video and Case Study: Cambia Health Solutions Transforms the Health Care Landscape Through Innovation

Planview Spigit

This blog features a new video of how Cambia drives employee engagement through its Pitchwell program and features their case study centered around their “app-a-thon challenge,” focusing on “the big problems in healthcare”.

Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees


They are leading global airline, chemical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and financial companies, among others. CEO Critical thinking Culture Education Leadership Liberal Arts Management STEAM STEM

Innovation and the Tech World

Idea to Value

Now, we see how we can positively impact education, the environment, healthcare, and other systems in need of redemption using these tools. While the world of Technology has filled the world with tools of productivity and connection, it has its drawbacks. Many people today suffer from the shadow side of technology. Droves of burned out, screen-addicted zombies sign up for Digital Detox weekends.

Culture of Innovation: Premera Blue Cross Engages Employees to Drive Innovation

Planview Spigit

The 86-year-old company, with $10 billion in revenue, operates with 3,200 employees whose primary goal is to make healthcare work better for their customers. Build thought leadership and partnerships through sponsorships and strategic partnerships.

Occupying Terra Incognita: How Governments can shape the Future

The Future Shapers

Unlike CIVTECH, which aims to solve big societal challenges by investing in early stage businesses, one of the aims of the Citizens Economic Council (CEC) was to allow citizens to actively influence innovation by creating policies which support the realisation of citizens basic needs, defined by the CEC as food, shelter, healthcare, access to jobs and participation in society. Collaboration Innovation Leadership Open Innovation

Needs and Problems in the Nonprofit Sector


Tackling massive problems such as social injustice, income inequality, healthcare availability, sustainability (among others) requires innovation, a process by which ideas are transformed into implemented services or products.

5 Excuses of Companies that Don’t Innovate (And How to Overcome Them)

Moves the Needle

Works in finance, insurance, healthcare…). Culture Leadership Tactics“We’re too big.” “We’re We’re not a startup.” “We’re We’re not ready.” “We We have the wrong culture.” “We We acquire innovation.”.

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Engaging Freelancers To Benefit from the Gig Economy

Rmukesh Gupta

Not just a matter of cost: Freelancers were at first thought of as an option to save cost (healthcare, retirement, etc). 1000Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Leadership Employee Engagement in a Gig Economy Engaging Freelancers Gig Economy Human Resources Questions to ponder

Predictive Analytics Prevent Crime

Daniel Burrus

For most of their history, police departments have followed the healthcare model we will refer to as the “break/fix” model. Big Ideas Innovation Leadership Strategy TechnologyAn Anticipatory Organization™ incorporates the future into their present day practices. They have an eye toward what is coming and make concrete plans in the present to prepare for what lies ahead. Of course, this model doesn’t just apply to businesses. Anticipating the future has benefits for everyone.

Ignite Spotlight: An Interview with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Patricia Forts

Planview Spigit

Healthcare, like many industries, has gone through a transformation over the years. She has been in the healthcare space for several years, and has had a front row seat as the industry has gone through transformation. Patricia: Our employees were a critical part of our plan out of the gate when we were building Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Center for Innovation – which aims to improve the quality, value, and experience of our members’ healthcare through insight and innovation.

How to know when the old models don't work any more

Jeffrey Phillips

IBM's canaries - IBM's leadership recognized that hardware was becoming a commodity, which placed a lot of IBM's revenue at risk. What factor changed the healthcare market suddenly and drastically? As Malcolm Gladwell and other business writers have found, it is entirely possible to write a compelling article around a rather obvious point, and still hold the reader's attention. As a case in point I draw your attention to this article - entitled Why Corporate Innovation is so Hard.

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From the Washingtons to the Benjamins: measuring the value of your innovation portfolio


So, you just presented to your leadership team on the innovation portfolio and how it was going to contribute to value to the company. is what the leadership team told you once you showed them this slide.