Hospitals' Top 6 Sources for Innovative Ideas

Where do hospitals and health systems' new ideas come from?

For most hospitals, the answer is within their own walls, according to a new survey from HIMSS and innovation accelerator AVIA.

The top sources for innovative ideas include:

  • Internal staff (65 percent)
  • Peer-to-peer networking (53 percent)
  • Membership in industry organizations or affinity groups (44 percent)
  • Industry trade publications (33 percent)
  • Websites (32 percent)
  • External consultants (28 percent)

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