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Structural barriers to implementing open innovation in healthcare

Fascia, Michael; Brodie, Jacqueline



For many decades, the pursuit of practicable service provision has been the fundamental goal of the NHS. This article explores ‘open innovation’ as an existing force within the NHS management structures and examines the possibilities of adopting it as a tool for optimisation and strategic development. Within this context, it explores the uniformities, barriers and inconsistences that can be encountered within an innovation cycle. The authors consider the different forms of change, which are supported by appropriate innovation, as adapters that could reinforce an outcome in a favourable way. The article concludes that properly managed innovations can provide the framework necessary to better support healthcare delivery. However, importantly, it is the underpinning flexibility that allows implementation of effective solutions.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 8, 2017
Online Publication Date Jul 12, 2017
Publication Date Jul 12, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 28, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jan 13, 2018
Journal British Journal of Healthcare Management
Print ISSN 1358-0574
Electronic ISSN 1759-7382
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 7
Pages 338-343
Keywords Health Policy; Leadership and Management
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Contract Date Aug 28, 2017