Capability To Act

The complexities of moving innovation forward can be daunting for any health system. In the pursuit of streamlining adoption and accelerating innovation at scale, health systems need to address new IT and legal considerations, set up the right metrics and governance structures, and build operating models that bring stakeholders together in an effective, collaborative environment. This section will share best practices for how to develop new approaches to these challenges to fast track innovation at scale.

The hot healthcare tech scene bubbling up north in the Twin Cities

If funding were all that mattered, Kyle Rolfing would have based Bright Health somewhere other than Minneapolis. But for Rolfing, president of the consumer-oriented health insurance company, says success starts with talent.

The hot healthcare tech scene bubbling up north in the Twin Cities
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Midsize hospital systems taking the VC plunge

Midsize hospital systems taking the VC plunge

Spectrum Health wants to help shape healthcare delivery of the future, not react to it.

Hospital funds boost start-ups with more than money

Hospital funds boost start-ups with more than money

Major healthcare systems that have launched venture capital funds in recent years are providing a proving ground for the technologies they've invested in.

Start-ups bringing disruptive innovation to primary care

Start-ups bringing disruptive innovation to primary care

While the term "disruptive innovation" has become synonymous with change that shakes up an industry, it actually has a very specific definition.

Learning to be Lean: One hospital's staff discovers improving efficiency isn't easy

Learning to be Lean: One hospital's staff discovers improving efficiency isn't easy

See how a hospital's front-line staff learns to be Lean in Modern Healthcare's on-the-ground report revealing Presence Health's struggle to cut turnaround time in its busy surgical suites.

How one innovator firm learned from its mistakes

How one innovator firm learned from its mistakes

Voalte's pilot project at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles allowed the small firm to see how its communications technology worked in a clinical setting. But it was only by learning from its mistakes that the platform won widespread adoption within a major healthcare system.

Presence Health rethinks its Lean initiative

Just six months after taking over the head office at Presence Health system, CEO Michael Englehart is rethinking being "Lean." The Chicago-based system's 11 hospitals had been practicing a manufacturing industry management style known as Lean. The goal was to address challenges to delivering high-value care.

Blog: NEJM writers confuse 'Medical Taylorism' with 'Lean'

The latest New England Journal of Medicine launches a frontal attack on the application of Toyota's Lean manufacturing techniques to healthcare settings. How its writers got it wrong.

Blog: Operating room inefficiencies could pose patient safety risk

Blog: Operating room inefficiencies could pose patient safety risk

A new study exploring efforts to keep operating rooms free of contamination ended up revealing some interesting findings about inefficiencies.

Software KaiNexus offers Lean an assist

Healthcare providers are quickly and enthusiastically embracing Lean process improvement principles to cut costs, become more efficient and enhance quality. But there's room for improvement even in the process of improving.

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