Executive Health Administration

Healthcare Intrapreneurs: Driving Organizational Innovation and Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2016 1:15:00 PM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovation

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Healthcare leaders face challenges as competition increases, public policy changes, technology advances, and collaboration becomes necessary.

Organizations that can pivot prove to be more flexible and agile in handling these challenges. Intrapreneurs, employees that can think and act like owners within the organization, not only increase innovation but improve the competitive advantage of companies. Increasingly, healthcare leaders are looking for ways to identify and encourage intrapreneurial behavior within their own work context.

Research indicates that there are specific characteristics and patterns of behavior that intrapreneurs exhibit that can aid leaders in their objectives to improve innovation. The benefits of intrapreneurship and ways to nurture it within the company are important tools for creating buy-in and participation at all levels of healthcare organizations.

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Hope for Paralyzed Patients

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Meg Aldrich posted in Innovation

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                                                                                             Kris Boesen works to strengthen his upper body. (Photo/Greg Iger)

Experiemental stem cell therapy helps paralyzed man regain use of arms and hands. The 21-year-old who suffered a cervical spine injury in March gains signnificant improvement in his motor function at Keck Hospital of USC. On March 6, just shy of his 21st birthday, Kristopher (Kris) Boesen of Bakersfield suffered a traumatic injurt to his cervical spine when his car fishtailed on a wet road, hit a tree and slammed into a telephone pole.

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Schaeffer Initiative Develops Evidence-Based Healthcare Policy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by USC posted in Health Economics, Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Innovation

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The joint initiative will examine the nation’s most pressing healthcare issues such as the cost of Medicare and the shaping of the Affordable Care Act

Leonard D. Schaeffer, a trustee of both Brookings and the University of Southern California, has provided a gift of $4 million to establish the Leonard D. Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, a partnership between the Center for Health Policy at Brookings and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at USC

USC Professor Paul Ginsburg will direct the joint work of the new Schaeffer Initiative which aims to tackle some of the nation’s most pressing healthcare problems, including the future of Medicare as costs continue to rise, shaping the Affordable Care Act to improve outcomes, and maximizing the value of innovation in drugs and devices.

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USC CBC Announces Innovative Virtual Care Clinic

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by USC posted in Innovation

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The Virtual Care Clinic (VCC) will be run in collaboration with eight strategic partners for an ‘anytime, anywhere’ disruptive healthcare model to deliver borderless healthcare.

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