Innovation Capacity

The rapidly changing health care environment calls for new ideas and approaches.

We need to expand capacity to test new models of care, leverage technology and data in novel ways, and develop the leadership skills and competencies necessary to transform the system. Innovation capacity is about closing the gap between aspirations and the capacity for leaders and organizations to innovate by building a mindset and muscle to identify breakthrough ideas and opportunities – and put them into practice.

The AHA Center for Health Innovation serves as an important knowledge and relationship hub, connecting health care organizations with innovators and resources representing a wide range of sectors from technology to design to engineering. The Center also trains senior and emerging leaders to become practitioners in innovation science, so they can bring back the most advanced thinking to bear on patient-centric, value-based care to their organizations.

Featured Tools and Resources

Innovation News & Updatesicon

A compilation of updates & intelligence on the latest moves in health care

Innovation 90 Bootcamps icon

A 90-day program that helps health care leaders validate innovative ideas through design thinking, agile development, iterative prototyping, and application

Trustee Engagement icon

Tools and resources that will make it easier for board members to do their work of helping hospitals and health systems fulfill their health care missions

Resources on Disruptive Innovation icon

An annual opportunity to bring together creative thinkers, catalyze ideas and explore new ways to achieve quality care and financing for populations with complex health needs


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