Innovation centers can help hospitals figure out thorny issues

The use of innovation centers can spark new creativity for hospital employees that can improve the continuum of care and patient outcomes. Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Mayo Clinic and others have established such centers to spur creative thinking and help resolve issues confronting hospitals. All ideas can be entertained and discussed. "Our employees know it's a place they can go try things, have some fun and try to make a difference," Mark Coticchia of the Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Detroit told Becker's Hospital Review. "And it's worthwhile to bring in ideas even though we might not carry them forward." Read the full article at FierceHealthcare