Health Systems Innovation: Making it Happen

Nexus Series Round Table – Moderated by Prof. Jayakanth Srinivasan

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This round table brought together leaders from key segments of the health systems value chain to discuss how innovations are identified, validated and disseminated. The speakers brought deep experience in academic hospitals, public integrated delivery systems, non-for profit health systems, and the insurance sector. In their talks, the speakers addressed innovation at different levels, ranging from point-of-care to clinical microsystems to the health system as a whole. At the end of the opening remarks, there was a facilitated discussion focused on:

  • What constitutes an innovation in a health system?
  • How should health systems identify and test innovation?
  • How can health systems diffuse innovation?


Image of JKJayakanth “JK” Srinivasan, PhD is a Research Associate Professor at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and a Fellow at the Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy. Prior to joining BU, he led a research team at MIT working with the Army to iteratively transform behavioral health services for Soldiers and their families. He has also served as a faculty member at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering at MDH in Sweden.

He is the recipient of the Commander’s Award for Public Service, the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award, and is a senior member of the ACM.

Date: Wednesday, June 12


  • Meet-and-greet with light lunch: 11:30AM-12PM
  • Presentations & discussion : 12PM-1:30PM
  • Moderated panel: 1:30PM-2:30PM

Location: Fenway Campus
Larsen Alumni Room -Floor 3, Room 355
180E Riverway
Boston, MA 02215

Audience: BU Faculty, BU Staff, BU & BUMC Researchers, Community-based organizations, Corporate partners

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