Patient Driven Innovation vs Healthcare Driven Innovation

I came across this interesting tweet and image from @joyclee:
Healthcare Innovation

I look forward to participating in a discussion around this graphic in the comments. Please be sure to chime in.

My main complaint with the graphic is that the level of healthcare driven innovation should be higher. I’m torn on if it’s higher or lower than patient driven innovation. Either way, I think it deserves to be higher.

I think that some people confuse making noise with true healthcare innovation. It’s one thing to make a bunch of noise. It’s another to really impact health care. I love grass roots efforts to “hack healthcare.” However, I’ve seen a lot of efforts that haven’t really made an impact.

Of course, I guess it’s worth discussing if an innovation needs to have impact to be considered an innovation. I look forward to reading your thoughts in the comments.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

1 Comment

  • Hi John,

    I don’t know how much actual data supports this, but I think we all suspect intuitively that this graph is true. I bopped on over to @joyclee and found the other nine graphs she’s done and they all feel like this – really true and holding a wealth of insight.

    Thank you again for sharing all your information. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season/Merry Christmas – whatever you celebrate – do it safely and joyfully!

    All the best to you and your family in 2016,

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