Category: Health/Healthcare

Everything Is Ripe For Innovation

The titles of this post might seem a little simplistic, and to a certain degree it is because it isn’t that easy. But, let’s consider the following story: Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Design, Health/Healthcare, Innovation, People & Skills, Psychology | 2 Comments

How do we connect meaningfully with family, community and with our personal life? How do we engage meaningfully with work? Rediscover how the methodologies that help us achieve process excellence; can help us reach our own personal excellence. Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Creativity, Culture & Values, Health/Healthcare, Innovation, Management, Open Innovation, People & Skills, Research, Social Innovation, Strategy, Technology, Time Management, education | 9 Comments
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Sometimes a good sound plan, uttered clearly at the right moment, IS the disruption. If the mind-bogglingly tragic, systemic failures at the VA have confounded you, then take heart. There is an organization, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), that has been working for years on a positive, comprehensive plan for reforming it. Continue reading

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Walking Innovation

Like the tennis ball on a modern walker and jugaad innovation, systeme D and the passerelles shows that simple ingenuity can drive effective outcomes for the innovator. Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Consumer Innovation, Health/Healthcare, Processes & Tools, Profiles of Innovators, R&D, Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Lean Innovation Series - Introduction

I’ve started working with a local healthcare insurance company in a role focused on driving improvement and innovation in its membership and billing operations. The company has a big focus on LEAN throughout the company and always has some sort of value stream mapping (VSM) or rapid process improvement workshop (RPIW) going on through the Kaizen Promotion Office (KPO). Despite this only being my second week on the job, I have already been involved in the company’s LEAN efforts. Continue reading

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If, as George Carlin said, “An artist has an obligation to be en route.” Please complete this sentence: An innovator has an obligation to challenge… Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Health/Healthcare, Innovation, Inspiration, Management, Open Innovation, People & Skills, Profiles of Innovators, Quotes, Social Innovation, collaboration | 7 Comments
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A Harvard University study revealed that during self-disclosure on social media, participants activated the Nucleus Accumbens. This region is important in the development of addictions — it lights up when someone takes cocaine or other drugs. Self-disclosure activates the same part of the brain associated with the sensation of pleasure — the same pleasure we get from having sex, eating food, and receiving money. Continue reading

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