Innovations in Healthcare
Innovations in Healthcare (formerly the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery) is a nonprofit organization hosted by Duke University and founded in 2011 by Duke Medicine, McKinsey & Company, and the World Economic Forum. They aim to improve healthcare worldwide by supporting the scale and impact of promising innovations. They receive support from and collaborate with a global and diverse group of organizations, including corporations and foundations that are committed to strengthening and increasing the scale of healthcare innovations.
At the heart of Innovations in Healthcare is the network of 60+ innovators from around the world working to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare. Every year, they identify and recruit entrepreneurs with promising models of healthcare to apply to join their network as innovators. Through a highly competitive process, they then select the best organizations to join them. They help connect these innovators with opportunities, information, and contacts needed to scale up their work.
Innovations in Healthcare hosts and attends meetings where they highlight the work of the innovators both individually and collectively. Their Annual Forum is an intensive two-day annual gathering where innovators and leaders in the social, private, and public sector gather to collaborate and exchange ideas and insights. They facilitate the development and dissemination of focused insights and new evidence about healthcare innovation and strategies to scale and replicate good ideas. Innovations in Healthcare produces white papers and case studies on healthcare innovation, both independently and in collaboration with partners.
Innovations in Healthcare (founded as the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery) was formally launched in 2011 after two years of research and planning, led by Duke Medicine and McKinsey & Company through the World Economic Forum, on how best to support the scale and replication of innovative solutions for healthcare. They are:
Inspired by the promise of healthcare innovations
Supported by leading public and private sector organizations
Driving collaborations to scale and replicate innovations in healthcare
Co-founded by Duke Medicine, McKinsey & Company, and the World Economic Forum, Innovations in Healthcare is hosted at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. In a short period of time they have developed strong partnerships with leading healthcare innovators, corporations, foundations, and government organizations around the world, which together are committed to scaling and replicating innovations with the potential to solve the most pressing healthcare challenges.
How They Work
They work in four main ways:
They increase awareness of promising new strategies to address health challenges by curating a network of the most innovative healthcare entrepreneurs from around the world.
They offer programming to support the development and growth of innovative health organizations, including: business support, networking and learning opportunities, and access to financing.
They help spread these innovations by supporting the planning, piloting, and evaluation of their adoption in new settings.
They facilitate the development and dissemination of focused insights and new evidence about global innovation and offer smart and practical strategies and ideas.See more