States want innovation in the Health and Human Service Enterprise and many take steps to introduce innovative concepts and models. Because innovation challenges and changes the status quo, it is risky and governments, by design, are not risk takers. Therefore, the road to innovation is long and arduous. The health care industry has also been grappling with the innovation dilemma for decades. The good news is, the logjam is starting to break and case studies and best practices are emerging. In this session, we looked at the pace of innovation in the health care sector, heard from the State of Mississippi about its revolutionary tele-health initiative and discussed best practices for mitigating and managing innovation risk in the public sector.
This presentation was a three part collaboration by Lorrie Scardino, David Gallegos, and Dorthy Young.