Dixon Woods M., Amalberti R., Goodman S., Bergman B. Glaziou P. Problems and promises of innovation: why healthcare needs to rethink its love/hate relationship with the new, QSHC, 2011
Innovation is often regarded as uniformly positive. In this paper, we seek to complicate the role of innovation in quality improvement. We identify three known paradoxes of innovation in healthcare. First, some innovations diffuse rapidly, yet are of unproven value, limited value, or pose risks, while other innovations that could potentially deliver benefits to patients remain slow to achieve uptake.
Second, participatory, cooperative approaches may be the best way of achieving sustainable, positive innovation, yet relying solely on such approaches may disrupt positive innovation. Third, improvement clearly depends upon change, but change always generates new challenges. Quality improvement systems may struggle to keep up with the pace of innovation, yet evaluation of innovation is often too narrowly focused to understand the system-wide effects of new practices or technologies. We propose a new recognition of the problems of innovation, and new approaches in addressing them.
Un papier intéressant de réflexion.