Cases

Below are a few cases that feature the benefits of the T4 innovation process:

 

Propelled by the coronavirus - CHNOLA TELEMEDICINE

Dr. Aaron Martin is a pediatric urologist at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. For his Urology patients, Dr Martin had already set up telemedicine visits. He was looking for ways to expand these services to all specialties, including prenatal care. Then the coronavirus crisis happened. With the prenatal framework set and introduced as part of the T4 online innovation training program, the team could scale quickly from 30 providers to almost 200 doing virtual visits, and from 250 virtual visits per month to 250 per day.

Knowing what not to do

A patent attorney was on the lookout for ways to attract new clients and increase his revenues. By participating in the T4 online innovation training program, he realized within a month that his idea to adopt new AI-driven software was not the solution. It would require a major practice overhaul which he was not (yet) willing to make. The T4 training program helped this patent lawyer to timely stop his innovation project.

Building an inspiration lab at ICTU

Giulietta Marani, a dedicated and talented IT advisor with ICTU understood that blockchain technology, big data, cyber, and many other technologies puzzled various branches of the Dutch government – their main client.  She envisioned how ICTU could help Dutch government agencies by creating an inspiration lab – a collaborative environment to test out these new technologies. How to make that happen, was the question. Transparency about metrics and clarity about the outcomes helped Giulietta to set up the inspiration lab and create a positive return on investment.

Technolution

Technolution BV – an independent system integrator for traffic management systems – won a six-figure contract as a result of an innovation venture that at first seemed unfeasible, given that the initial estimates showed it would take eight years to create a positive return.

 

The George Washington University

The Innovations in Telemedicine Course of the George Washington University used an earlier version of the T4 online innovation training program. The platform was used to demonstrate it could help identify the most promising opportunities, solicit ideas for solutions from participants and external parties, create teams to take action, and develop the business case for each project in a time and cost-effective manner.

Crowdfunding at Children's National

At Children's National Health System, a pilot project used discovery-driven planning to learn whether crowdfunding could be a viable alternative funding mechanism for pediatric innovation projects. The process followed helped to build trust between operations and innovation. Thanks to the pilot, they learned that the organization and the researchers were not yet ready for crowdfunding.