Our Story

In 2009, the World Economic Forum asked Duke and McKinsey & Company to study the global health innovation ecosystem.  The resulting report recommended the formation of an organization to address key challenges limiting the ability of health innovators to scale.  Those same three organizations took up the mantle, and the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD) was launched at Davos in 2011. 

IPIHD would bring together leading global health innovators, global companies (many of whom were members of the WEF), health systems, and funders. The IPIHD network would provide a platform to study and develop knowledge on innovation in healthcare delivery with the aim of influencing health systems, including addressing policy and regulatory barriers. 

In 2015 IPIHD re-branded itself as Innovations in Healthcare, Inc. In 2016, we aligned our research activities with the Duke Global Health Institute and found an academic home in the Duke Global Health Innovation Center.  

In our first 10 years, we have helped to develop and grow the field of health innovation globally, and have established a differentiated position in the curation and support for health innovatorsbuilding networks and connections across the innovation ecosystems, and the generation of knowledge and evidence for the scaling and adaptation of innovations in health systems. 

We do this to ensure that more people have access to quality, affordable health care. At IiH, we believe that everyone deserves to thrive. 

Reflecting on 10 Years of Impact

To mark our 10th anniversary, we are hosting a series of four forums over the course of the year to bring together global leaders in health innovation to explore new ways to bring access to quality healthcare worldwide. 

Series Dates and Topics 

Session 1: Wednesday, April 28th
8:00 - 11:00am EDT 

Scaling Health Innovation: Pathways and Partnerships

A series of panels will explore best practices for: sourcing promising innovations from across the globe, strengthening innovations through accelerator programs, and how innovations can best enter and thrive in new markets. REGISTER TODAY.

 session speakers

session speakers


session speakers

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Achieving Value through Innovation in Primary Care: A Global Perspective 

We will be convening health innovators, providers, funders, and public sector officials from across the globe to evaluate the potential for achieving value through innovation in primary care. We will explore new enabling technologies and how these might be combined with innovative financing and policy models to expand access and improve lives.  


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Digital Health and Data Science Innovation: Enabling New Models of Care in the Developing World 

Digital health and data science holds promise for significant advances in health care access, quality and affordability.  We will be gathering with global leaders in health innovation to discuss how emerging digital technologies could fundamentally shift models of care, and bring powerful new tools to both patients and care givers.  


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Evaluating and Strengthening the Impact of Health Innovations 

In our final forum in our tenth anniversary series, Innovations in Healthcare, along with leaders from across the global health community, will review the latest research on maximizing the health impact both public and private programming.  We will review findings from evaluations of access to health programming and frameworks for tracking the impact of interventions.   

Our Journey

Our Journey