My hospital recently ran an innovation tournament. over 1700 ideas but only one of them won to get implemented. So I share what I submitted in this and a series of posts to share my suggested innovations with others; perhaps some good will come out of the effort.
The Innovators Dilemma(Christensen) describes failure of well-run companies to stay atop their industries when they confront disruptive technological change and is thought to be a reproducible phenomenon in all organizations. Examples include Geisinger-like integrated health systems, emerging independence of advance practice nurses to displace MDs, & global healthcare competition. Does the health system have a way to deal with the now small, but potentially disruptive low cost services offered in India? I suggest that the health system create an administrative structure, a so called ambidextrous organization, which will facilitate and support development of potentially disruptive technologies without interfering with current cash cow services.