Innovation is Much More Than Just Using New Tech

Mar 13, 2018

Innovation is one of the most sought after things in healthcare, but it’s also one of the most poorly understood, according to experts presenting at the Digital and Personal Connected Health conference Monday at HIMSS18.

“The term innovation loses so much meaning, and one of the meanings that it gets is ‘It’s innovation if it uses products designed by Apple,’” Dr. David Asch, executive director at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, said in his keynote address. “Many of us love Apple products because of the design, but I’ve heard too many people say ‘We’re doing innovation because we’re using iPads.’”

Even outside of Apple, the assumption that all innovation needs to be technological is a problematic one.

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