On the Cutting Edge: Investing in Innovation

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
8:45 AM–10:00 AM
Congressional A
Breakout Sessions

Moderator: Peter Durlach, Senior Vice President of Strategy and New Business Development, Healthcare Division, Nuance Communications

Amid a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape – in which new, non-traditional competitors are mushrooming at breakneck speeds – many hospitals and health systems are investing in their own vehicles to accelerate transformation. Whether through formal centers, programs or teams, innovation initiatives are not only helping hospitals navigate the tides of change, advance discovery and devise solutions to complex issues, but also they are presenting new partnership prospects, recruitment and retention strategies, commercialization opportunities and novel revenue streams. In fact, nearly 30 percent of healthcare leaders who responded to a recent American Hospital Association survey said that they either had built or had plans to build an innovation center in the next 18 months. How innovative is your organization? What are the latest trends, triumphs and challenges surrounding these emerging and diverse enterprises? Hear from leaders on the front lines of innovation.

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