Roundtable: Building on key themes that have been highlighted through the Innovating Health Series to date, the culture of innovation in healthcare will be further explored in this event to wrap up the year. Focusing our efforts on health system innovation specifically, rather than just product innovation is difficult but people agree is what is needed. How can our health leaders make valuable changes to the culture of innovation in healthcare highlighting system innovation changes and collaboration rather than just organisational led change?
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Our key take-away as participants and observers at the event were:
- Ensure there is clear definition and understanding of innovation as a step change
- Leverage healthcare strengths in research, learning and broad roles of system participants to build capacity in innovation and cultural change
- Focus on broader systemic conversations about value creation, for whom and how funding follows as a key ingredient for system innovation and change
- Create reflective space to learn, to examine the system and to do differently
- Create spaces and time for change agents to grow, to learn the system, to connect with others. This includes how to navigate power, resistance, work the system and how to connect and curate across the system.
- Make innovation part of the everyday and not just for crises and specially funded projects. Include the importance of innovation measurement and the ability to learn off other to fast track innovation
Vishaal Kishore is a strategist, political economist, academic and commentator. He is Professor of Innovation & Public Policy at RMIT University; Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of Government; Chief Strategy Officer of the Australian National MedTech Accelerator; and a partner within the Dialectica Group – an innovation and strategy advisory firm.
He has previously served as the Chief Strategy Officer at LaunchVic – the Victorian Government’s priority initiative to drive entrepreneurship, start-up and economic innovation; Deputy Secretary for Portfolio Coordination & Reform at the Department of Health & Human Services and Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary at the Department of Health. He has also previously been director for government strategy within EY’s management consulting practice; a mergers & acquisitions lawyer at Freehills and Mallesons Stephen Jaques; and an Associate to the Honourable Justice Gray of the Federal Court of Australia.
Vishaal has held academic and research fellowships at Harvard University and Brown University in the United States, and Monash University in Australia. He holds a doctorate from Harvard University, where his work focused on the intersection of law, political economy and socio-political theory, as well degrees from the University of Melbourne.
Simon provides consulting, advice, speaking and thought leadership to global clients through his own consulting practice, and as Chairman and Owner of Change Agents Worldwide Pty Ltd, a network of progressive and passionate professionals, specializing in Future of Work technologies and practices. Simon’s practice focuses on assisting organizations to transform customer experience, collaboration and leadership through leverage of purposeful, agile and innovative teams.
Simon writes on social collaboration, leadership, digital transformation and the future of work at his blog and on twitter. Simon was previously CEO of HICAPS, one of Australia’s leading healthcare payments solutions and in this role was responsible for leading innovation in conjunction with many participants in the Australian Healthcare system, including government, private health insurers and providers.