GENiE Health Care Innovation Collaborations

GENiE members work together in collaboration with several Institutes on their health care innovation programs.  If you would like your course included and/or if you want to suggest additional programs please contact us directly.

Duke Institute for Health Innovation

The Duke Institute of Health Innovation (DIHI) will focus on several core areas of innovation.

Implementation and Health Delivery Science

  • Catalyze multidisciplinary teamwork across Duke University and Duke Medicine and foster collaborations with national and international thought leaders to focus on improving health and healthcare through high impact research and innovation in healthcare delivery.
  • Provide a structured and coordinated platform to interface with the Duke University Health System and enable a living laboratory to incubate, refine, validate, and scale new ideas and concepts.

Health Technology Innovation

  • Create an incubator for health technology innovation within Duke University.  The center will develop enabling infrastructure and interdisciplinary collaboration among Duke Faculty in medicine, nursing, computer science, engineering, and business to promote more rapid impact of the world class research being performed across Duke.
  • Be a catalyst for technology innovation by mapping out barriers and gaps to innovation, identifying content expertise in intellectual property and providing seed funding for development of ideas.

Health Leadership Development

  • Train current and future leaders across health care in four themes: leadership, management, innovation, and quantitative health sciences.

Applied Health Policy

  • Analyze health policy from national and global perspectives and help develop policy for health care reform efforts.

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International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD)

The International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD), catalyzed by the World Economic Forum, formed as a result of the extensive research conducted by McKinsey which analyzed 30 innovators worldwide. While designing the basis for a new organization, three core questions were asked:

  1. What challenges are healthcare delivery innovators and entrepreneurs facing?
  2. What support are other global institutions giving and where is there a gap?
  3. How could a group of companies, akin to those who support the World Economic Forum, support innovation?

Through conversations with other global institutions and interviews with healthcare innovators, two areas were discovered where the provision of support was minimal or did not exist. The first, called the "valley-of-death," refers to an innovator who has piloted a solution and is looking to scale further, yet multiple challenges make successful scaling difficult. The second was linked through organizational capacity: building and developing the network, business capabilities, sustainable funding and relationships with regulatory bodies to create a strong scalable model.

In essence, the research uncovered four challenges facing innovators. 

  1. Access to know-how and networks
  2. Organizational expertise
  3. Regulatory barriers 
  4. Access to funding and capital

Based on this outcome, the World Economic Forum Steering Committee recommended building a strong network to address the four challenges sustainably: this network became IPIHD.  IPIHD was launched in January 2011 at the Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The official Forum handoff of IPIHD took place in April 2011 at the World Health Care Congress among top global innovators.

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Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke

SEAD brings together interdisciplinary partners through a coordinated effort across Duke University and leverages institutional relationships and networks to create an integrated global health social entrepreneurship hub for diverse stakeholders across the globe. SEAD, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), mobilizes a community of practitioners, investors, policymakers, faculty, staff, and students to identify, assess, help develop, build capacity of, and scale solutions, technologies, and business models for healthcare delivery and preventive services in developing countries around the world. Through this program, SEAD will capture lessons learned and policy implications to ensure that our work impacts both entrepreneurs on the ground and the broader development community.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Innovation Center for Better Health

The Vanderbilt Center for Better Health (VCBH) Innovation Center provides a comprehensive method that involves a cross- functional facilitation team, a specialized work environment, and patented processes that accelerate group learning and Design-Build-Use [DBU] planning. Our connection to VMC provides proven methods for leading organizational change and easy access to thought leadership that cuts across the health care spectrum.

A VCBH DesignShop® is a process designed to help organizations innovate and create strategic solutions and actions plans to solve complex problems. By enabling participants to bring full attention to key issues for intense periods of time – fusing planning, design, decision-making, and action – DesignShops allow for teams to accomplish results in a few days that usually take months to achieve in a typical organization setting.