The Innovation Pathways Maturity Model (IPMM) was developed as a construct to the Innovation process within the healthcare Industry & specifically its direct impact to the health IT community. The IPMM work group, under the direction of the HIMSS Innovation Committee, is supplementing those Pathways by showcasing real world business case studies that demonstrate "optimizing" the highest level of maturity.
Case Study Groups
||An organization that has met all criteria for the other maturity levels is in the phase of optimizing their current processes to further streamline and enhance their innovation capability. The organization and staff have bought into the culture and idea of innovation, and staff are educated continuously on organizational goals and participating in the innovation process. All lines of communication and collaboration are clear, and senior leadership is engaged in building relationships with internal and external partners.|
||There is a refined process integrated into the organization with dedicated staff to carry innovations from inception to deployment. Leadership is engaged in overseeing innovation efforts and leaders make themselves accessible to all members and stakeholders of the innovation process.|
||Incentives reward successful deployments of innovation projects. Innovation is core to the mission of the organization, and employees at all levels are engaged in meeting organizational goals. The organization shares results across all operating units. Decisions to invest in innovation expressly consider effects on performance – financial, clinical, and operational as well as staff needs.|
||Investment in innovation is part of the budget process and executive leader goals. Innovation is seen as an investment and budgets allow for successful and timely completion of innovation projects. Budgets also account for potential failures and promoting the designed innovation process within the organization. The organization is able to document and demonstrate the ROI in clinical, operational and financial performance. There are defined metrics to determining ROI in use for each innovation effort.|