HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
March 5-5, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

Driving Health Care Innovations Using Strategies from other Industries

March 5, 2018
8:35am - 9:05am

Over 90% of successful companies started out in a direction different from what later defined their success. Beyond health care, the field of innovation has shifted from idea generation to rapid cycle empirical testing. Yet in health care, we often scale new process or technical solutions too quickly, without recognizing the disciplinary steps required to make new approaches useful and valuable. Consequently, many of the best lessons in health care innovation derive from other industries such as retail, entertainment, travel.

In this keynote, Dr. David Asch, Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation and co-founder of VAL Health, will present evidence on the deployment, testing, and refinement of new technologies into the clinical enterprise of a large health system. 

Key discussion points:

  • Understand disciplinary approaches to innovation.
  • Become familiar with evidence-based applications to develop and test new approaches in health care settings.
  • Examine case studies from other industries that can be translated to health care.


Executive Director
Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation

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