: Innovation labs are based on the idea that the competencies and mindsets needed for innovation are not the same as those required for stable, daily operations and service delivery at the front line. Innovation labs call for the
creation of dedicated "safe" spaces and opportunities for collaboration on innovation across units, departments and sectors. An increasing number of organizations have recognized the need for institutionalizing innovation.
Three years ago Aetna formed its Innovation Labs. Aetna Innovation Labs provide a source for unique ideas and programs that provide market-‐leading capabilities to improve health care quality and reduce costs for its customers and members.
Through this organization, Aetna can test specific initiatives such as those related to disease prediction and intervention; rapidly determine success rates and impact across populations of members; and quickly expand programs that show promise. Joe Honcz and Kristofer Caya will describe how innovation labs leverage data and best practices that have the greatest potential to improve patient outcomes or demonstrate measurable value.
Moderator: Dr. Bert Jarreau, Chief Innovation Officer, National Association of Counties
- Mr. Kristofer Caya, Director, Aetna Innovation Labs
- Mr. Joe Honcz, Managing Director, Aetna Innovation Labs