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The Innovation Stack: How to make innovation programs deliver more than coffee cups

Is your organization full of Hackathons, Shark Tanks, Incubators and other innovation programs, but none have changed the trajectory of your …

Innovation

Why improvement does not equal innovation

"Continuous improvement isn’t nearly as important as discontinuous improvement. Creativity is a discontinuity. A creative act breaks with the chain …

Innovation

Thomas Prehn's innovation diary: What I learned at MindLab

<i>MindLab was the world’s oldest government innovation lab and has spawned imitations all over the globe. It stood at the forefront, both in theory and</i> …

Innovation

How Leaders Dream Boldly to Bring New Futures to Life

<i>This article is part of a new series exploring the skills leaders must learn to make the most of rapid change in an increasingly disruptive world.</i> …

Biggest Threat to Health? Solving the Wrong Problems

Want to solve intractable problems in health and healthcare? The process probably has much less to do with <i>“solving”</i> than you would think. We are all probably familiar with Einstein’s famous quote, <i>“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I would spend the first fifty-five minutes determining the proper</i> …

We Need To Be Boringly Reliable and Radically Disruptive – At The Same Time

Our organisations are generally bad at innovation. That’s because they are designed that way. Just as your body is designed to fight a common cold, …

What 40 Years of Research Reveals About the Difference Between Disruptive and Radical Innovation

<i>“If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up this morning as a software and analytics company.” Jeff Immelt, former CEO of General Electric</i><p>The second wave of digitization is set to disrupt all spheres of economic life. As venture capital investor Marc Andreesen …

(Why) Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs Won’t Be Like Yesterday’s

Imagine that I asked you to figure out how to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. How would you do it? You might try to throw plastic-eating …

What is a Google Design Sprint?

Five days for an innovation journey: is it speed or haste? Using the three basic premises of Design Thinking – Immersion, Ideation and Prototyping – …

6 weeks: why it’s the Goldilocks of product timeframes

Process for a product team can be suffocating, or process can be liberating. And no process at all? Well that’s fun for maybe a week or two before …

High-touch environments need high

Human Centered Design to support patient centered care<p>The Moment is a purpose-driven organization. Our purpose is to join and amplify people who …

How can patient champions help you to scale your health innovation? - NIA

NextPrevious<p>Episode II<p>Patient feedback is identified as one of two critical success factors in innovation scaling within the independent NHS …

How to Partner with Outside Innovators in Health Care

In my 20 years of researching and teaching innovation, one consistent theme stands out: breakthrough innovation often comes from outsiders. To accelerate innovation in healthcare technology we need to give creative people who don’t have traditional health science backgrounds more opportunities to …

The history and future of management

Many organisations today are run according to management principles which are 50 to 100 years old. These methods are not appropriate to the fluid and …

Project Management

How Atrius Health embedded empathy in its organizational culture

Writing in NEJM Catalyst, leaders from Atrius Health share their efforts to "integrate empathy in [their] daily work" using a four-part approach.

Empathy

More Governments Are Turning To Impact Bonds–But Do They Deliver?

As the first wave of these pay-for-success contracts come to fruition, what can we learn about mixing government services and private-sector innovations?<p>Connecticut has a social impact bond (SIB) to help the kids of opioid-addicted parents. Massachusetts uses the same financial mechanism to help …

Putting Humans at the Center of Health Care Innovation

The healthcare industry has long relied on traditional, linear models of innovation – basic and applied research followed by development and commercialization. While this “lab-bench to bedside” approach has improved healthcare globally, it can take years, even decades, for an innovation to get to …

We Won’t Get Value-Based Health Care Until We Agree on What “Value” Means

Some health care leaders view with trepidation the new, disruptive health care alliance formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. But I’m excited because disruption is all about delivering a new level of value for consumers. If this trio can disrupt the United States’ health care …

Why unlikely partnerships will spark the health-care revolution

In 2010, Rock Health was stationed in an old Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. When we made our first exploratory visit there to seek fresh …

Storystorming - Brainstorming Using Storyboards

Here are some tips for how to brainstorm using a storyboard.<p>This technique builds on the Catalyst method of storyboarding and uses storyboards to …

Taking Healthcare Innovation Beyond the Pilot Phase

<b>By Dr. Clare Liddy and Dr. Erin Keely</b><p>It all started when the two of us sat down over a cup of coffee. As a family physician and endocrinologist, we …

Medical Technology

Google sister-company Verily is plotting a move into a fast-growing corner of the health insurance industry

Alphabet's health-care unit Verily is moving ahead with plans in the insurance sector with new hires and partnerships.<p>Three people familiar with the …

The Power of the Innovation Mindsets

Innovation often has a focus on tools, techniques and approaches. And while these are important building blocks, there are more nuanced ones that …

Self-improvement

Busting The Bureaucratic Iron Cage: How To Win Support For Change

<b>Weber On The Bureaucratic Iron Cage. Norman And Brown On Human-Centered Design. Deci And Ryan On Motivation.</b><p>Conventional change management theory (described in my first post) ignores a concept that is central to organizational psychology: Employees’ performance is influenced by how well the …

Employee Engagement

High touch environments need high touch service design

Human Centred Design to support patient centred care<p>The Moment is a purpose-driven organization. Our purpose is to join and amplify people who …

Health Care

Innovation Autoimmune Disorder is killing your organization’s innovation strategy

IT, HR, vendor management, project management, and every other centralized function are all governed by previously established processes. Policies …

Five Lessons on Innovation and the Institution (Blog)

By Asha Curran & Henry TimmsTechnology and innovation aren’t just the province of new organizations—a look at how one nonprofit has navigated nearly …