Innovation's role in helping hospitals improve delivery

By Joe Randolph, President and CEO, The Innovation Institute

The Innovation Institute brings multiple health systems and like-minded partners together to collaborate on big-picture care delivery issues. "Prevention" is at the top of every list. It is also something all health systems can get in front of through innovation.

These are the key areas that we tackle through the integration of innovation strategies:

Prevention of costly procedures and medications. Working with health systems to find alternatives to curtail expensive surgeries and medications can have a huge impact. A good example of this is the treatment of appendicitis. A study published recently in JAMA found that antibiotics may be a strong alternative to surgery in uncomplicated cases. Research that questions treatments and surgeries like this that have been commonplace for more than 100 years can result in disruption and lower costs. >> Read the full Hospital Impact post