Less Innovation, More Imitation

Healthcare is infatuated and overemphasizes innovation.

Innovation is often a focal point in healthcare.

We’re awash in conferences, organizations proclaiming innovation as a core value, newly minted chief innovation officers, prizes for new, original ideas. But when organizations overemphasize creation of new ideas they can miss out on the power of imitation — copying existing approaches that actually work. Providers need to actively seek out good ideas that have been tried and refined, bring those ideas home, and adapt them for local use.

Innovation and imitation are closely intertwined.  However, creativity should be combined imitation that has been thought out and leverages the benefits of following originality. Explore the ideas of health systems that are outperforming their peers and attempt to mimic those ideas.

Read the full article at Harvard Business Review.


abeo Management Corporation (abeo) serves as a leading source of revenue cycle management and practice management with a specialization in anesthesia. The company leverages its people, processes, and software to serve independent practices, surgery centers, hospitals and healthcare systems with a scope of services that include billing, coding, transcription, practice management, and business consulting.

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