Working Groups

Innovations in Healthcare convenes learning and working groups to help bring our diverse network together around topics of common interest. These groups explore ideas for further collaboration and exploration. Currently we have one active group:

Reverse Innovation Working Group

Reverse Innovation is loosely defined as business models and ideas in one country (often a low or middle income country) adapted to another country (often a higher income country). Through a series of formal and informal discussions and spurred by the interest and enthusiasm of many members of our network, we launched a series of ongoing discussions among a focused Learning Group. This group includes a core group of people actively engaged in reverse innovation research, funding, and/or implementation in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.

The primary goal of the group is to create a structure for:

  1. Sharing updates and findings from individual projects.
  2. Posing and discussing questions or issues arising in specific projects.
  3. Facilitating appropriate coordination of work and avoiding duplication of efforts.

Exploring opportunities and needs to work together to support field building.

Structure:

Learning group members participate actively in discussions and share updates on their work with the group. The group meets virtually (primarily via webinars) every month and in-person annual or twice-annually. Innovations in Healthcare works with individual members to collect potential discussion topics and develop the agendas for each meeting. We will also coordinate meeting logistics and scheduling.

Finally, Innovations in Healthcare will host and maintain a shared virtual library including:

  1. Presentations and notes from learning group conversations.
  2. Resources and articles on reverse innovation.
  3. Information on working group members and their current projects.
  4. Opportunities for collaboration.


For more information about this group, contact Andrea Taylor.