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Use of an innovation center to foster high-value COVID-19 care at an academic healthcare system


An earlier version of this work was presented at a Scottsdale Institute Webinar on October 29, 2020. Tweet 1: Empowering the front lines: how one hospital innovation center helped address the healthcare delivery challenges resulting from COVID-19. #COVID19 #JHMChat #uchicago

Tweet 2: How can hospital innovation centers support healthcare value in times of crisis? #COVID19 #JHMChat #uchicago INTRODUCTION

As Medicare insolvency looms and healthcare financing moves toward value-based payments, investment in healthcare delivery innovation has become critical to strengthening clinical outcomes while lowering costs (i.e., improving value). 1 , 2 In fact, healthcare innovation is often defined as “a new match between a need and a solution that creates better value than what currently exists.” 3 In the United States, one of the signature investments in healthcare innovation is the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). 4 But investments in healthcare delivery innovation are not limited to payors. Healthcare provider organizations have begun to support innovation centers as well. 5 – 7

Although the aims of healthcare system innovation centers can be diverse, including a focus on technology development, 6 , 7 many are focused on real-time healthcare delivery problem […]

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