Continuous innovation in health care: Implications of the Geisinger experience

Ronald A. Paulus, Karen Davis, Glenn D. Steele

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Abstract

To achieve the diverse health care goals of the United States, health care value must increase. The capacity to create value through innovation is facilitated by an integrated delivery system focused on creating value, measuring innovation returns, and receiving market rewards. This paper describes the Geisinger Health System's innovation strategy for care model redesign. Geisinger's clinical leadership, dedicated innovation team, electronic health information systems, and financial incentive alignment each contribute to its innovation record. Although Geisinger's characteristics raise serious questions about broad applicability to nonintegrated health care organizations, its experience can provide useful insights for health system reform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1235-1245
Number of pages11
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Health Policy

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