One of our key early learnings as we analyzed the Innovation Unit launch was that healthcare technology, although a key enabler of change, is rarely an out-of-the-box solution to a healthcare delivery problem. Health delivery organizations excel at clinical problem definition, and we often assume that we are in the best position to solve these problems as well. Truly innovative solutions, however, require more significant collaboration between industry inventors and healthcare innovators. We reformulated our innovation approach to involve industry and academia earlier on in the process, so that we could better understand technological capabilities and limitations as we build innovative healthcare delivery solutions.
Our current transformative process methodology allows clinicians to define problem statements, which are then jointly reviewed by clinical and non-clinical process stakeholders, with industry and academic partnership in order to identify new technologies or processes, often disruptive in nature, that can more effectively solve healthcare problem statements. We embed LEAN methodology within this iterative design process, and then analyze both clinical and non-clinical project outcomes before diffusing new innovations outward from the Innovation Unit. This methodology was key to the success of the Phase 2 expansion of the Innovation Unit.
Developing strategic partnerships with healthcare innovators.
Mackenzie Innovation Institute is the bridge that brings together healthcare, academia and industry. By leveraging the expertise of these partners, Mackenzie Innovation Institute will remain on the leading edge of disruptive innovations.
Collaborating with clients to develop tailored solutions
By gaining a thorough understanding of the problem at hand and the client’s needs, Mackenzie Innovation Institute will work with the client to develop a custom made solution.
Source for implementation and evaluation of disruptive innovations
Through work with industry partners and other innovators on a wide range of innovation initiatives, Mackenzie Innovation Institute has developed an extensive knowledge base on the implementation and evaluation of disruptive innovations. Using this knowledge and experience, Mackenzie Innovation Institute aims to be an industry leader and go-to source for healthcare innovations.