Fink, Catherine HCI311 The 7 Pillars of Innovation

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1. Innovation Process

1.1. I would define the innovation process as when people come together to move something forward.

1.2. What does Healthcare Innovation look like? Most of us have seen the amazing things people are doing with 3d printers. Starting in the world of art and moving into many other fields, the 3D printer has become widely used. Personally, I originally started in the field of art and transitioned over to healthcare recently. Seeing this meld of worlds gives me the inspiration to move forward. Printing organs is the next frontier. "Printing organs could increase access and also potentially improve outcomes for those receiving organ transplants. Scientists at the University of Iowa believe that functioning human organs will be printable within a decade." (Youl, 2016)

2. References

3. Leadership

3.1. I see leadership as the ability to inspire people to follow you down a common path towards a shared goal.

3.2. Judy Faulkner. CEO and Founder of Epic Systems was named in 100 great Healthcare leaders to know in 2017 by Beckers Hospital Review and its fairly easy to see why. A cohesive program where patient records could live and be accessed by any care giver and eliminate any gaps i information was much needed and I see her as a leader in making this a reality. Even though she herself was not a healthcare practitioner, Ms. Faulkner founded Epic Systems with a $6,000 investment and grew the company into a leading EHR system (Dyad & Rechtoris, 2017).

4. Policies

4.1. I see policies as the rules put into place by an organization to ensure that the quality and actions of its people are aligned with the purpose and goals of the organization.

4.2. Policies in Healthcare: In the healthcare environment specifically, policy should set the foundation for the delivery of safe and cost effective quality care (Leahy, 2015). My personal hope for healthcare policy is one where the focus is on health education and prevention to the public. Including yoga classes and nutrition education in the cost of healthcare would be ideal. "Despite major medical advances and large health expenditures, many Americans are unable to achieve their full health potential; this affects not only the quality and duration of their lives but their ability to be engaged and productive members of society." (US National Research Council Committee on Health ImpactAssessment, 2011).

5. Evidence-Based Practice

5.1. Evidence-Based practice or EBP is the process when a provider takes their own expertise combined with the best of current evidence in making decisions about patient care. With access to research and clinical guidelines that are based on high quality findings practitioners can apply the results to practice(Fetters & Tilson, 2012).

5.2. In healthcare, Evidence-Based practice or EBP is the process when a provider takes their own expertise combined with the best of current evidence in making decisions about patient care. With access to research and clinical guidelines that are based on high quality findings practitioners can apply the results to practice (Fetters & Tilson, 2012). To me, I feel like this would ensure that I was getting the treatment that are proven to be the best treatment for a particular ailment. Image retrieved from https://nursekey.com/using-evidence-based-practice-and-nursing-research/

6. Finance

6.1. Finance is an essential and neccesary part of innovation. In order to grow your idea, you must have funding to make it happen.

6.2. To me, finance equals growth. I ran across an article that was talking about our physician shortages and it is likely we will not have enough physicians to meet the demand of the population by 2030. (Mann, 2017) This is in part due to the number of physicians retiring and in sort due to the demand (Mann, 2017). In response, the Association of American Medical Colleges continues to advocate for increased federal support for an additional 3,000 residency positions annually over the next five years (Mann, 2017). Without the financial support, we may not be able to support the growing need for trained physicians. Image retrieved from https://news.aamc.org/for-the-media/article/gme-funding-doctor-shortage/

7. Technology

7.1. Technology in healthcare is finding ways to use innovative technolgy advances to improve knowledge and speed of healthcare and healthcare delivery.

7.2. I think that the future of healthcare relies on new technology to advance. I am fortunate enough to work for a small innovative urgent care company in Portland, OR called ZOOM+Care that I feel has the right idea about what the future of health care could or should look like. Patients schedule online with their account and get a 15 minute appointment slot (Pavlov, 2015). Medications for common ailments can be dispensed on site so they go home with their medications, no stopping at a pharmacy too. Labs and imaging are done on-site and results are given within hours instead of weeks in some cases. There are certainly some growing pains and because we are so different, some patients have trouble with our system because they don't understand it. There are definitely pros and cons to changing up the status quo. Images retrieved from https://healthcareitskills.com/healthcare-technology-articles/ and www.zoomcare.com

8. Outcomes

8.1. Outcome is the desired result of the innovation process. It is the result we would like to see and what we set out to accomplish.

8.2. Patient-centered care is what most healthcare systems, institutions and providers aim to achieve. However, anyone who has spent time in a hospital as a patient or caregiver knows that we are still far from that ideal. Healthcare delivery systems are hindered by complex challenges that impact patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes (Baban, 2014). Dupont launched "Patient Room 2020" in an effort to showcase a prototype for the future of patient hospital rooms where the patient would see their diagnosis, plan of care, and even pictures of their doctors and nurses on an interactive tablet or screen in the hopes of improving transparency and patient understanding (Baban, 2014) . How cool would that be?