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Mackenzie Innovation Institute will be a catalyst for innovation in healthcare through its research, education and training while further enhancing healthcare practices, treatments, service delivery models and technologies.
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. Truly innovative solutions require more significant collaboration between industry inventors and healthcare innovators. We reformulated our innovation approach to involve industry and academia early 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. Mi² will work with industry and academic partners 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 analyzed both clinical and non-clinical project outcomes before diffusing new innovations outward.
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