As the title of the post says, thank you people of the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN) for a truly just-in-time learning experience in Austin, TX, USA.
There is a lot to be gleaned from this group, because of the people, and also because of the way they structure time.
Not everyone needs or wants to be sitting to learn (some do wall sits, though :)) and it seems hard for many conference organizers to think of learners as actual adults. Not so here. The best announcement was made before the meeting, “The venue is two miles away, feel free to walk to it.”
Innovation continues to be difficult, I still don’t know exactly what it is, I just know what I am, and therefore a network serves a great purpose.
Speaking of knowing who I am, I believe every attendee checked themselves with Crystal (@CrystalKnowsMe), AI to the rescue….
I think the theme from interacting with the people here is that innovation is hard, and (not but) there is a lot of passion. It’s really helpful to hear the scripts that organizations use to either support or control (or is it “center”?) innovation. A lot of them sound the same, almost down to the word. To me, that validates the existence of a network like this.
As you can see from the video below, Military Health System has made great strides in the care of our defenders. It is also transitioning, like the rest of health care, to become a health oriented as well as a health care oriented system.
#ILN14 Robb: “Everyone knows someone in neighborhood who ‘wasn’t quite right’ when they came home, we’re reducing that – that’s innovation"
Last day always includes the official robe ceremony, which was presented to Chief Innovation Officer Rachel Foster. Thank you for the awesome collaboration and connection to an incredible group of people. Thanks a ton to Rebecca Solomon from Deloitte and Stacey Dula also from Deloitte for being part of our awesome ILNdc planning team!
Another day at the Center for Total Health, another massive walking meeting. This one ended up at the United States Supreme Court (@USSupremeCourt), where we stood on the steps of one of the best innovations ever.
When we plan these it never seems like it’s going to work to have an entire event center full of people go out for a walk and be back on time, and yet it happens pretty easily. Try it. End the break-in-place, convert it to working while walking!
We’ve dreamed of hosting the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN) here in Washington, DC. That day arrived yesterday. The theme is embracing complexity. We co-hosted with the Military Health System (@Healthdotmil) and the Medstar Institute for Innovation (@MI2Innovation).