Introduction to "Living Laboratories" Across the Contiuum of Care
Learn about the successes and challenges of innovation in real-world healthcare settings. Clinical champions from CIMIT's "Living Laboratories" have been working to improve and advance clinical care across the continuum of care. The barriers to delivering and adopting systems innovations in such settings can be daunting. Clinical environments are clearly demanding, fast-paced, and complex - and clinicians obviously have to be cautious and risk-averse in contemplating any changes in established practice patterns. It is difficult for innovative clinicians to even find the time and mental space to envision future needs, let alone establish partnerships with industrial and academic technology and systems-engineering collaborators, or to find needed funding. They need help to safely experiment with potential innovations while maintaining day-to-day operations. How have these innovators addressed these challenges? What has worked? What has been less successful? What research opportunities are emerging within and across these diverse environments?
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