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Innovation in the healthcare industry is essential for protecting and supporting public health and for responding to new and changing health threats. According to the World Health Organization’s Health Innovation Group, the “strengthening of health systems requires ever-evolving policies which translate into improved development and delivery of health services and technologies.”

The world witnessed and acknowledged the importance of healthcare innovation in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe and health leaders had to adapt and develop new strategies to stop the transmission of the novel coronavirus. 

The WHO Health Innovation Group operates from the holistic notion of ‘integrated innovation’, which is the “coordinated application of scientific/technological, social and business innovation to develop solutions to complex challenges.” In other words, WHO has emphasized the importance of cross-industry and multidisciplinary collaboration in order to sustainably tackle our biggest public health challenges.

Across the United States, several healthcare systems have emerged as truly representative of this integrated approach to innovation. Here are the top eight most innovative health systems in the country, according to health leaders. 

  1. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota)
  2. Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  3. Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, California)
  4. Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City, Utah) and
  5. Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pennsylvania)
  6. Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Maryland)
  7. Partners Healthcare (Boston, Massachusetts)
  8. VA Healthcare System (Washington, D.C.)

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, about 20 percent of hospital leaders consider Mayo Clinic as the most innovative hospital in the U.S.Life Balance Technologies helps hospitals and other companies easily analyze airborne infection control conditions and effectively manage their HVAC systems. By streamlining the process for compliance, auditing, and reporting, we help reduce costs and save lives.