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Health Services Innovation

Health Services Innovation VIEWPOINT The Time Is Now adopted widely in industries ranging from kite surfing and Barry Zuckerman, MD mountain bike manufacturing to large companies like 3M. Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD User-led innovation is relevant in health care because cli- Kedar S. Mate, MD nicians and patients have an intimate view of problems and needs. Reach Out and Read, HealthLeads, Medical-Legal Part- IOMEDICAL INNOVATION HAS IMPROVED PREVEN- nerships and Help Me Grow are examples of clinician-led tion, diagnosis, and treatment resulting in reduc- innovations in pediatric health care delivery. Similarly, many tion in mortality for most diseases. However, health new surgical procedures have been developed by surgeons’ Band health care disparities remain across the life- attempts to modify tools and procedures to achieve better span because these advances have not been matched by ad- results. A new generation of trained clinician-innovators is vances in delivering care, patient engagement, adherence, needed to identify opportunities for innovation when oth- or access to these advanced care strategies. Clinicians in- ers see problems and frustration. These clinicians will need terested in these failures have an opportunity to make health support to initiate the small but important changes that may systems more effective by bringing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Health Services Innovation

JAMA , Volume 309 (11) – Mar 20, 2013

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.2007
pmid
23512055
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Abstract

VIEWPOINT The Time Is Now adopted widely in industries ranging from kite surfing and Barry Zuckerman, MD mountain bike manufacturing to large companies like 3M. Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD User-led innovation is relevant in health care because cli- Kedar S. Mate, MD nicians and patients have an intimate view of problems and needs. Reach Out and Read, HealthLeads, Medical-Legal Part- IOMEDICAL INNOVATION HAS IMPROVED PREVEN- nerships and Help Me Grow are examples of clinician-led tion, diagnosis, and treatment resulting in reduc- innovations in pediatric health care delivery. Similarly, many tion in mortality for most diseases. However, health new surgical procedures have been developed by surgeons’ Band health care disparities remain across the life- attempts to modify tools and procedures to achieve better span because these advances have not been matched by ad- results. A new generation of trained clinician-innovators is vances in delivering care, patient engagement, adherence, needed to identify opportunities for innovation when oth- or access to these advanced care strategies. Clinicians in- ers see problems and frustration. These clinicians will need terested in these failures have an opportunity to make health support to initiate the small but important changes that may systems more effective by bringing

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 20, 2013

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