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“Your Big Ideas Challenge” Yields Innovative Ideas From Penn Staff

Source: MedCity News, April 23, 2012, LDI Health Economist, April 25, 2012 Kevin Mahoney’s “Big Ideas Challenge” sought ideas for innovative ways to improve patient care from Penn staff. Ten ideas were chosen out of over 1,750 to be presented at a town hall meeting next month. Future innovation tournaments will focus on more targeted issues. Christian Terwiesch described this as “the American Idol phenomena” because “you have thousands of potential innovations but don’t know which ones would ultimately create the kind of value that really moves the needle on patient experience.” He also pointed out that the winning ideas will be refined into effective business plans.