Maximizing the impact of innovation in developing countries

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Published: 19Mar2019

Michael Seo (IMHL’2015) co-authors an article for Fast Company in which he outlines the systemic challenges of implementing cutting-edge healthcare in the developing world, as well as the common pitfalls of rushing to introduce innovations in such contexts.

He writes, “Health innovations in the developing world must support the overall objectives of improving service performance. The introduction of innovations usually require changes in the working processes. In managing those changes in low-resource settings, it is critical to achieve the right mix of the technology and manual systems–and to ensure that the changes are going to be accepted by the workers.”

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