Notions of innovation in healthcare services and products
by Tom Page
International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development (IJISD), Vol. 8, No. 3, 2014

Abstract: This investigation explores the role innovations play in the healthcare system within the UK. Discussions include the debate surrounding the definition of the term innovation, as well as the importance of innovations on patients and the current barriers that halt innovations being implemented. The study concludes by suggesting that the term 'innovation' is overused and therefore it is unsurprising that many people become confused, suggestions are made for more detailed definitions and possibly clearer definitions within specific industries. Other conclusions include recommendations on the way innovations are approached by the healthcare industry as well as the believed barriers to innovations.

Online publication date: Mon, 29-Dec-2014

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