Beginning with the challenge of defining the term “innovation”, Drex will take you through a myriad of concepts and discussion items surrounding the desire to foster innovation in your healthcare system, comparing them to many of the events he participated in during Burning Man 2018.
Drex will talk about several innovation models, and how there’s no theoretical end to the demand. He’ll talk about how health systems need to be thoughtful about discovering and prioritizing innovation efforts based on their desired outcome -- All while balancing the demand for near-perfect daily IT operations.
With experience across several health systems and vendors, Drex gets to see innovation efforts in several different forms, and his Burning Man experience further enhanced his thinking on innovation. He’ll share those models and principles with participants who may be developing/maturing their own innovation programs.
Learning Objectives – After attending this session, you will:
Understand where “inspired innovation” ideas come from and how to harvest them
Know how to develop your own empathetic-innovation program where organizational clinical and business partners feel “done with” and not “done to”
Be able to discuss different innovation models, including those used by health systems across the country (example: innovation centers, accelerators, and lean)
Grasp the importance of building innovation efforts on the entire business/clinical model – vs pure technical solutions
Use innovation to help overcome cost pressure; balancing daily-operations with innovation efforts