The term “innovation” has made its way into healthcare as a concept adopted from other fields, with a similar definition to those used in business, technology, and marketing.

The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that ‘health innovation’ improves the efficiency, effectiveness, quality, sustainability, safety, and/or affordability of healthcare.

This definition includes ‘new or improved’ health policies, practices, systems, products and technologies, services, and delivery methods that result in improved healthcare.

Improvements in research, patient satisfaction, education, and access to care are additional factors to keep in mind.

The ultimate goal of health innovation is to improve our ability to meet public and personal healthcare needs and demands by optimizing the performance of the health system(WHO Health Innovation Group, n.d.).

Last modified: Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 4:16 AM