Health/Healthcare

Innovation as a Virtuous Cycle

A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, "Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer". Today's essay on METHODS comes from Kevin Riley who is an Entrepreneurial Healthcare Leader and Principal of Kevin Riley & Associates | Business Model Innovation for Healthcare

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Your Wellness Innovation Could Win You $5,000

At Premera we are all about helping our members live a healthier life. We want to give them the right tools that will help them eat better, shop smarter and move more. In order to help us develop new innovative tools for our members we want to hear from you. Do you have an innovative idea that will ignite change for the better? If so, we are offering a $5,000 reward for the best idea!

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Will Product Intelligence Develop the Next Sensor Device?

Kobi Gershoni oversees Signals' research methodologies and analytics team. Today he shares data visualization and a Personal Healthcare case study that demonstrates how open source intelligence, or the practice of connecting the dots between publicly available source types, enables a new path to evidence-based decision support for new product development. Let’s see how it works...

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Lean Innovation Series – Introduction

I've started working with a local healthcare insurance company in a role focused on driving improvement and innovation in its membership and billing operations. The company has a big focus on LEAN throughout the company and always has some sort of value stream mapping (VSM) or rapid process improvement workshop (RPIW) going on through the Kaizen Promotion Office (KPO). Despite this only being my second week on the job, I have already been involved in the company's LEAN efforts.

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Is Social Media Unhealthy?

A Harvard University study revealed that during self-disclosure on social media, participants activated the Nucleus Accumbens. This region is important in the development of addictions -- it lights up when someone takes cocaine or other drugs. Self-disclosure activates the same part of the brain associated with the sensation of pleasure -- the same pleasure we get from having sex, eating food, and receiving money.

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