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​​​Transformation continues to shake up health care. Reform is increasing pressure on health care organizations to improve quality while they reduce costs, which is catalyzing a new set of interactions between providers, patients, and payers. At the same time, inefficiencies in existing systems are causing a host of problems for providers and patients alike. In order to thrive in this altered environment, organizations constantly need to develop and test new and creative ideas to find a better way of providing care.
To meet help your organization meet this challenge, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is offering The Innovation Manager Development Program. You will work closely with expert faculty and peers during a two-day meeting to learn how to develop a reliable system and structure for innovation within your organization.

Many health care delivery systems are setting up their own innovation management systems to support the reliable implementation of new thinking and innovation, and others are increasingly seeking to seize the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve.
Through our years of developing an internal innovation system and working with health care organizations to develop their own innovation approaches, we have learned the importance of balancing the work of the innovation system with the ongoing operations of the organization. Often these two systems are driven by different goals, timelines, and professionals. Without careful attention to how and when they should work independently and together, both systems may be sub-optimized.
The unique value of this program comes from the lessons you’ll learn from other health care organizations’ innovation management functions and from IHI’s own innovation system.

What You'll Learn

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Articulate the value of innovation to health care delivery systems
  • Identify the key components of an innovation management system
  • Describe and design a reliable and productive relationship between your innovation activities and ongoing operations 
  • Understand how to build a sustainable culture for innovation within your organization
  • Learn innovative methods that can help create new models for your work
  • Develop a learning system that informs and extends beyond the innovation structure

Who should Participate 

The program is designed for those leaders tasked with setting up and resourcing an innovation system in their organization and for the teams that will carry that work out day-to-day. Consider attending if you are a:
  • Chief Operation Officer
  • Chief Information and Technology Officer
  • Chief Quality Officer
  • Medical Director
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Manager who is responsible for running an innovation system
  • Clinician leader who is tasked with creating new ways of working in your organization