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Sometimes it isn’t easy to stay up to date with healthcare innovation. There is much information available, but how can you capture the correct info. That is a challenge I have struggled with, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve started to share articles, links, webpages, books that I find helpful during my work as an international healthcare consultant.
Healthcare Innovation Resources
Books on healthcare innovation
Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening by World Health Organisation (2009)
When reading this book, it does not feel like your are reading a book. The thick paper and the large font make it feel like reading a brochure. Don’t judge this book by its looks. It provides a good overview of modern healthcare systems thinking. In a couple of hours, you are able to grasp the basics about the concepts of healthcare systems thinking.
Health Design Thinking: Creating Products and Services for Better Health (The MIT Press) by Bon Ku and Ellen Lupton (2020)
Design thinking in healthcare is still relatively new. Therefore, applying methodologies from other sectors is sometimes a bit challenging. In this book, the authors managed to find a good balance between explaining the principles and methods to apply design thinking and using it in different healthcare environments. The second part of the book is use cases. If you want to use design thinking as a tool to boost innovation in healthcare but don’t know how to start, this is the book you need.