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How Can Yet Another Innovation Event Be Innovative?

By HealthLeaders Media Staff  
   February 08, 2019

HealthLeaders launches roundtable to convene innovators plus technology and clinical leaders

Healthcare innovation continues at a record pace as venture capital firms pour investment into the sector. At the same time, hospitals and health systems are counting on innovation to connect them to new customers and protect against emerging market competitors. It is at this intersection of innovation and healthcare delivery that HealthLeaders is launching its newest leadership program.

Building on the success of the HealthLeaders Exchange program and the 2018 NEXT Hospital Innovation conference in Dallas, HealthLeaders is launching the HealthLeaders Innovation Exchange July 17‒19 at the Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, California. This forum will gather leading chief innovation officers and chief transformation officers with CIOs, CMIOs, and clinical leaders to better define ways that innovation can add value.

"Healthcare innovators have this massive potential energy that is waiting to be released. Only consumers and providers can flip that switch,” says HealthLeaders Editor and Leadership Programs Director Jim Molpus. "Too often we see these two dynamic groups circling each other without sitting down to real dialogue. We are excited to bring our proven record of convening healthcare leaders to this dialogue."

The format of the Exchange program is built on roundtable discussion and open idea exchange. Discussions will be designed to help participants:

  • Assess which innovations are best for your hospital
  • Organize the team that will make the innovation work
  • Install only those innovations with maximum clinical value
  • Measure the return on investment to your health system, your community, and the bottom line

Attendance is limited to 40 participants and much of the time will be spent in small roundtable discussions led by a HealthLeaders editor. Participants decide in advance what topics should be featured.

HealthLeaders and Baylor Scott & White Health convened health system innovators for 2018 NEXT Hospital Innovation, featuring participation by prominent health system innovation leaders including UPMC, Intermountain Healthcare, Providence St. Joseph Health, and Northwell Health. The Innovation Exchange will build on directions participants voiced at that gathering.

"It’s been a privilege to interview, meet, and convene great healthcare innovators in our work at HealthLeaders," says Molpus. For qualified candidates, this limited, invitation-only event requires no registration fees or travel expenses. For details on qualifications and a sample agenda, please view the event program description.

For information about an invitation or sponsorship, please submit an inquiry. You can contact our editors with questions at

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