BluePrint Healthcare IT, The Innovation Institute, and the Innovation Lab jointly announced on September 30 the Fourth Innovation Centers Summit Workshop. It will be held at the Innovation Lab in Newport Beach, California, on November 17-18, 2014. Open to provider-based healthcare innovation centers, the workshop’s theme, “Optimizing innovation centers to lead healthcare transformation,” will be tackled over 2 days.
According to BluePrint Healthcare IT vice president Mike Squires, the event will build on the work of the first three summit workshops, and will again focus on innovation center and program operations. “Rather than listening to presentations and ‘talking heads,’ participants will select topics of greatest interest for the breakout and master workshop sessions ahead of time and meet in concentrated dialogues with peers based on matched speed dating selections,” said Squires.
Topics for breakout sessions may include the role of innovation centers in addressing new models of care, metrics to support ROI, tools and processes that support innovation, the role of small and big data in transforming care, as well as commercialization and stakeholder engagement. Possible topics for new master workshops range from accelerators and hackathons to formal innovation frameworks, as well as social media strategy and planning for physical and virtual innovation centers.
Forty-three provider-based healthcare innovation centers and initiatives have joined the Summit Workshop series, with 20 to 25 centers at each. The first Summit Workshop was held at Kaiser Permanente’s Garfield Innovation Center in 2012, the second at KP’s Center for Total Health in 2013 and the third in the spring of 2014 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, hosted by Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design. Post-summit feedback showed participants agreed the overall goal of cross-fertilization between independent healthcare innovation centers was successful and would recommend similar workshops to colleagues at their organization and others.
Additional information or and a registration form can be found on the summit website.