Fall 2012 Innovation Centers Summit Workshop
November 14, 2012
(San Leandro, CA) Twenty Healthcare Innovation Centers from across the country met at Kaiser Permanente's Garfield Innovation Center in a full day workshop. Sponsored by BluePrint Healthcare IT, Kaiser Permanente, and Foundation for Healthcare Innovation, Innovation Center representatives participated in breakout sessions to draft best practices in six topic areas and then the group conducted a total of forty speed dating/matching sessions. The day started with tours of the premier Garfield Center.
Summit Workshop Co-Chairs Faye K Sahai of Kaiser Permanente and Wil Yu of Foundation for Healthcare Innovation opened the day with a welcome to Garfield and provided perspective on the role of innovation in healthcare. Mike Squires, BluePrint Healthcare IT, also Co-Chair, previewed the overarching goal of the day—cross-pollination among centers—and then introduced the six breakout sessions.
Six breakout groups each used a case study to start the Best Practices conversation, identified problems in the area, drafted three to six Best Practices for Innovation Centers, and recommended next steps. The topics explored were Prototyping/ Lab/ Commercialization, Managing the Innovation Life Cycle, Sharing Innovations Internally, Medical Device Interoperability, Future Healthcare and Tech Envisioning, and Mobile Technology. Meeting together in full session, the six groups shared their findings.
In the afternoon, each Innovation Center presented a 3-minute/3-slide brief of their organization. The briefs opened the way for four one-on-one speed dating sessions between Innovation Centers. In 15-minute sessions the potential partners started to explore a topic of mutual interest. If the meetings clicked, the centers agreed to follow up with more substantive discussions on ways of working together.
Whether discussing best practices, ways of working together, or learning about each other, the intensity and enthusiasm lasted throughout the day. The day ended with meeting informally with non-healthcare Innovation Centers.
Participating Innovation Centers
Links direct you to Innovation Center website where provided.
Click on each to see the PDF presentation and best practices identified.
Summit Workshop Co-chairs
- Faye K Sahai
Exec Director, Innovation & Adv Tech, Digital Health Tech & Strategic Initiatives
- Wil Yu
Foundation for Healthcare Innovation
(Formerly with Office of National Coordinator for Health IT and CMS Innovation Center, US Dept of Health and Human Services)
- Mike Squires
Vice President, Strategic Development and Public Policy
BluePrint Healthcare IT