Category Archives: healthcare

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

Healthcare is one of the most rewarding spaces for innovators to focus. After all, what is more rewarding than saving lives and curing disease? 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 ...

Innovation vs. Ethics: The road to hell is paved with good intentions

  Mary Shelley’s 1818 depiction of Victor Frankenstein and his abomination has become synonymous with the creation of monsters since, both literally and figuratively. Innovations often take on lives of their own, independent of their innovators’ wishes and intentions, and though perhaps created with the best of intentions, the old adage is that “the road ...

Turning the Innovation Tables

Recently, I attended an interesting program co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina's health care innovation program and AARP. The program was set up to bring together people who had an interest in solving problems relating to prescription drug use. Watching this unfold got me thinking. We're doing corporate innovation all wrong, and the innovation sprint that UNC and AARP were conducting have got it right. They have the ingredients correct and the order of activities correct. Let's imagine for a second what this would look like in a corporate setting.

Keep Faith in the Steady Progress of Innovation

We must continue to have faith and invest in Science, Engineering, Technology, Research and the Innovation of our Enterprises. They and the steady march of improvement are what will deliver a better future.

The Rise of the Chief Ecosystem Officer

The New Leaders of Innovation in Health Overwhelmed by lifestyle- and age-driven burdens and suffering from diminishing resources, many health systems, care institutions, structures and practices are straining to even maintain let alone improve outcomes. Many well-meaning and rationally planned interventions struggle to make a significant or lasting difference. They address temporary symptoms rather than ...

Transforming Healthcare from Within

How One Woman Is Working To Transform The Healthcare System From Within The successful decoding of the human genome in 2003 was a historic achievement.  Not only because it unlocked the biological code to life, but also because it marked a new fusion of life sciences and information technology, using powerful computers and analytical techniques to ...

Making Design Thinking Work in Complex Ecosystems

umio-home-3-colourWhilst the practice of “build-test-fail-learn-iterate” can lead to elegant innovation and superior user experiences in relatively simple, linear 1:1 company-customer markets such as consumer goods or tech, in markets characterised by many stakeholders with often competing interests, design thinking is less effective. Continue reading