Seven Pillars of Innovation in Health Care

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2. Policy: This involves making a grounded structure, for example, for employees of a company to follow. A policy allows goals to be defined and outlined and also allows for teamwork to form.

2.1. Undocumented immigrants still struggle with finding adequate healthcare and coverage in the United States.

2.2. A policy designed specifically to help undocumented immigrants has been a product of combined efforts along with the CHPLI efforts.

2.3. "CHLPI is assisting organizations in several states by conducting research on policies on immigrant health that have been implemented by state and local governments, with a focus on identifying those practices which have the potential to be implemented on a larger scale. The final products will be state-specific policy briefs to be given to several key immigrant health and advocacy organizations to help them with their legislative and policy advocacy efforts"(Harvard law School, n.d.).

3. Outcomes:In innovation this is a theory that stems from the belief that there is a job that needs to be done.

3.1. A study was conducted on Texas Childrens Hospital that investigated its performance in relation to national referall centers and came back with below exceptional results.

3.2. As a direct aim to fix these results,the director of the hospital, "Fraser, set about a complete restructuring of the team: pediatric cardiac surgeons and cardiologists started collaborating more closely, dedicated pediatric cardiac surgery operating rooms and ICU space was created, and a systematic outcomes tracking program was put in place"(Stowell, 2015).

3.3. "Today, TCH enjoys a nationally recognized program with mortality rates significantly below the national average"(Stowell, 2015).

4. Evidence-Based Practice: This practice refers to using the best found research to make new decisions for targeted areas.

4.1. "Nurses hear many alarms in the course of their work, which can lead to desensitization to sound. Healthcare facilities can assemble a team to collect data on the cases of false alarms and response times"(University of New Mexico, 2016).The use of this EBP can assure better patient monitoring.

5. Technology and Communication:In innovation this would be the improvement of new technologies and processed information that is applicable to a targeted area in need.

5.1. Being able to communicate patient information across multiple care platforms is a development that will shape healthcare entirely.

5.2. "These types of solutions have only started being developed in the past few years by companies such as referralMD, that are changing how healthcare companies communicate by including post-acute care providers in critical interoperability workflows, as these providers are expected to be a big part of health care cost containment"(Govette, 2016).

6. Leadership: This is the art of gathering multiple employees together to reach a common goal or purpose through educating and collaborating.

6.1. "At UCLA, an innovation leadership council made up of senior leadership and program heads decide whether to deploy successful pilots system-wide, Coye noted. UCLA also meets every other month with representatives from other area health systems to share and test ideas and prevent duplicative efforts"(Caramenico, 2013).

7. Finance: Financial Innovation refers to the improvement or changes of financial instruments, profits and processes.

7.1. "The first and obvious category of cost-reducing innovations in health care are new drugs, tests, devices, and other products (as distinct from services) that are cheaper to manufacture or use than those they replace. Examples include generic drugs, self-administered tests for pregnancy or urinary tract infection, rule-based diagnostic kits that measure blood sugar, and remote monitoring gizmos that transmit information over the Internet from the home to the clinic"(Robinson, Smith, 2008).

8. Innovative Process: An innovative process refers to significant improvement of processes or equipment for implementation.

8.1. In healthcare, an example of this pillar could be improved training and development for physicians to improve patient satisfaction.