3 perspectives on how to work with innovation at Karolinska University Hospital

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Innovation work can fill multiple purposes in an organization like a university hospital. Below you will find 3 examples from Karolinska demonstrating 1) innovation as a tool for leadership and change management, 2) innovation methods to address challenges in your every day work and 3) innovation partnerships to mobilize a global network of parties.

Thre clinicans present their experience of driving innovation

Wanted to make room for scheduled operations

How can more children get their surgery on time?

Jessica Widegren succeeded in opening up more beds, ensuring that fewer operations were cancelled in Children’s Orthopaedics and Neurology, where she works as head nurse. She received support through innovation training for Karolinska staff via the Center for Innovation, the hospital’s department for innovation support and business collaboration.

The innovation initiatives resulted in greater job satisfaction

Innovation for increased joy at work

Sara Schulz says the investment in the innovation initiative helped Huddinge’s emergency department (ED) go from understaffed to fully staffed. Helping your workplace to grow and make things better for patients feels meaningful. The ED has received support and training via the Center for Innovation, the hospital’s department for innovation support and business collaboration.

Innovation Partnership developing new technology 

How can you work with innovation at Karolinska University Hospital?

Erik Edström is a neurosurgeon and develops new techniques he feels there is a need for – in one of Karolinska’s innovation partnerships with companies that researchers and other caregivers around the world participate in. The first spine surgery in the world where the surgeon is guided with the support of augmented reality (AR) is now a reality. The cooperation is coordinated by the Center for Innovation, the hospital’s department for innovation support and business collaboration.