#Aim2Innovate Twitter Chat: Creating a Culture of Innovation

By Ian E. Hoffberg, Applied Innovation Manager, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.”

Margaret Heffernan

Those who are able to truly understand the human elements that dictate the culture of innovation – it is these groups and individuals who will churn out winners. Hence, the ability to create, nurture and foster a strong culture of innovation is key to an organization’s success.

Each year the healthcare industry takes impressive leaps forward with new and exciting technologies and processes. Innovation is a key component for any organization’s ability to move forward, retain customers, reduce cost, and provide better healthcare. However, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to innovation, and organizations must rely on getting the culture of innovation just right for success. Use the #Aim2Innovate hashtag and join us for a lively Twitter Chat where we will discuss:

  • Lessons learned - What worked and what has not worked in the pursuit of creating a culture of innovation.
  • Identify strategies to create self-sustaining programs of innovation.
  • Discuss key challenges organizations face and how they overcome those challenges with the right cultural mindsets.

Your insights and thought leadership will help shape content that will be spotlighted on Thursday, March 8 during the HIMSS18 Global Conference & Exhibition Innovation Forum:

Twitter Chat Details

Hashtag: #Aim2Innovate

Host(s): @HIMSS and the HIMSS Innovation Committee

Date & Time: February 8, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:00pm ET

HIMSS Innovation Committee Chairpersons Expert Guests:

  • @RasuShrestha | Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC and Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises
  • @Jacobr | Jacob Reider, Chief Health Information Officer, RS Partners, and CEO, Alliance for Better Health

#Aim2Innovate Chat Topics:

  • T1: How are you fostering a culture of innovation in your organization? 
  • T2: What are the most common roadblocks to innovation? 
  • T3: How do you benchmark your innovation efforts to get an understanding of your successes (and maybe lack thereof)? 
  • T4: Change is tough, especially in healthcare. Any best practices in handling change better? 
  • T5: What were some of the best, recent innovations to come out of your organization, and what were the keys to that success?