The Science And Art Of Delivery: Accelerating The Diffusion Of Health Care Innovation

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Title: The Science And Art Of Delivery: Accelerating The Diffusion Of Health Care Innovation
Authors: Parston, G
McQueen, J
Patel, H
Keown, OP
Fontana, G
Al Kuwari, H
Darzi, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: There is a widely acknowledged time lag in health care between an invention or innovation and its widespread use across a health system. Much is known about the factors that can aid the uptake of innovations within discrete organizations. Less is known about what needs to be done to enable innovations to transform large systems of health care. This article describes the results of in-depth case studies aimed at assessing the role of key agents and agencies that facilitate the rapid adoption of innovations. The case studies—from Argentina, England, Nepal, Singapore, Sweden, the United States, and Zambia—represent widely varying health systems and economies. The implications of the findings for policy makers are discussed in terms of key factors within a phased approach for creating a climate for change, engaging and enabling the whole organization, and implementing and sustaining change. Purposeful and directed change management is needed to drive system transformation.
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2015
Date of Acceptance: 1-Dec-2015
ISSN: 0278-2715
Publisher: Project HOPE
Start Page: 2160
End Page: 2166
Journal / Book Title: Health Affairs
Volume: 34
Issue: 12
Copyright Statement: ©2015 Project HOPE— The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.
Sponsor/Funder: National Institute for Health Research
Funder's Grant Number: NF-SI-0510-10186
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Health Care Sciences & Services
Health Policy & Services
Health Innovation
Health Reform
International/global health studies
Organization and Delivery of Care
Quality Of Care
Delivery of Health Care
Diffusion of Innovation
Organizational Case Studies
Organizational Innovation
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1402 Applied Economics
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine

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