The Data Does Not Work

Recently prof. Antoinette de Bont became full professor at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Part of the Dutch tradition is to give an ‘Oratie’ – a lecture to define your agenda and field of research as full professor at the University.

Building a Sustainable and Humming Innovation Engine

Margaret Cary and Floortje Blindenbach-Driesssen recently published an article about how to build a sustainable and humming innovation engine in the Journal of Medical Practice Management, which we hope you will enjoy reading.

A Whole New Doctor

Jack Penner and Margaret Cary co-founded A Whole New Doctor, a vertical leadership program to create physicians for tomorrow. The stunning problem they are addressing in their leadership program: When they start medical school, medical students are happier than their peers When they finish, they show higher rates of depression.

Optimizing Health Care

Tuesday June 14 the Washington Post organized a health seminar on cracking the code: optimizing health care. Excellent panels discussed how to move healthcare forward and the pivotal role of information technology in 21-st century healthcare.

How strong are your innovation capabilities?

With changes being the new normal in healthcare, we –Organizing for Innovation in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement – wondered what processes, capabilities and infrastructure, healthcare organizations need to deal with  these changes. And we wondered, would it help healthcare organizations to know how strong their innovation capabilities are?

The Healthcare Innovation Management Scan

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Organizing for Innovation developed a Health Care Innovation Management Scan to help healthcare organizations assess their current innovative capabilities and infrastructure and identify priority areas for future development of their innovation management systems.

We Are Innovative, Aren’t We?

When it comes to actual legal work, lawyers can innovate like crazy. Corporate lawyers have designed some of the most innovative (and profitable) financial instruments around; litigators are always finding new angles from which to argue cases, and so on. Where we have trouble innovating is in our two main professional mechanisms: practice management and client relations.

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Why’s it so Hard? Innovation Management in Professional Services Firms

  Transforming ourselves is not particularly new. To serve our clients, we have to constantly adapt, accepting, responding to and shaping rather than ignoring disruption. This quote is from a recent Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) article on disruption and professional services innovation.

Managing for Healthcare Innovation

In healthcare, not all innovations generate income, but all provide value — to patients, to the healthcare system, to clinicians, to caregivers, … Many of Bob Kocher’s healthcare predictions for 2016 reflect such innovations, including wearables

Fix Health Care

How Physicians Can Fix Health Care

How Physicians Can Fix Health Care, One Innovation at a Time, is a recently published book by Chris Trimble.
The book explains the role of physicians in the innovation process, they have to take the lead. Yet, Chris Trimble also acknowledges that most physicians have busy jobs. How to combine the two? Chris Trimble provides nice examples how to do exactly that, by building a shared and a dedicated team. He also shows the importance of experimenting, till the best solution has been found.

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What to Unlearn as a Physician to Successfully Improve Health Care

The path to becoming a physician is long, exhausting and expensive. Besides having a lot of stamina, those of you who make it do so because you are on a quest to improve people’s health and improve health care. You have seen a patient, friend or family member suffer through their medical treatment and thought that there ought to be a better way.

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Do 100 Customer Interviews Make Your Idea Better?

Absolutely! I had the pleasure to participate with the Bleed Freeze team in the NSF I-Corps program. The team did over 100 customer interviews, to finally nail the customer-value fit. The video shows their lessons learned from this experience.