Organizational Innovation In The Health Sector: Cost And Quality Solutions For Health Policy

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Executive Summary

Organizational innovation is not a panacea, and some efforts, by definition, will fail. The strategy carries financial risks. Even more importantly in the health context, organizational innovation involves health service risks related to the uncertainty of new organizational models, the ability to provide services in new environments, and disruption of established providers, potentially including safety net providers. However, these risks need to be weighed against the risk of maintaining the status quo in health care. Both strategic and policy initiatives need to weigh the risks of innovation versus the risks of inertia.

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