Fifth Innovation Centers Summit Workshop to be Held May 19-20, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation in Rochester, Minnesota

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BluePrint Healthcare IT Innovation Exchange's two-day interactive experience will focus on innovation centers leading engagement for healthcare transformation

We are excited that BluePrint’s Summit Workshop will be held at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. It will be a wonderful opportunity for healthcare innovation centers from across the country to share their best practices and learnings...

BluePrint Healthcare IT announced that its Fifth Innovation Centers Summit Workshop will be held at Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) on May 19-20, 2015. Provider-based healthcare innovation centers will be invited to meet at CFI’s facility on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota. The workshop’s theme, “Engaging the Entire Healthcare Innovation Eco-system in Transformation—Inside and Out," will be explored over two days. The unique interactive forum will feature participant-generated content in master workshops and breakout brainstorming sessions as well as BluePrint's hallmark speed dating sessions between centers.

Barbara Spurrier, Administrative Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation said, “We are excited that BluePrint’s Summit Workshop will be held at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. It will be a wonderful opportunity for healthcare innovation centers from across the country to share their best practices and learnings for engaging clinicians, patients, family caregivers, system leadership and external stakeholders in support of healthcare transformation. Just as Mayo Clinic and CFI focus on a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach toward innovation in healthcare delivery, this event opens up the opportunity for collaboration across the entire landscape of the healthcare innovation eco-system.” Attendees will be welcomed with a tour of CFI, added Spurrier, and will have the opportunity to take an optional tour of the Mayo Clinic campus.

The Summit Workshop builds on the participation of nearly 60 provider-based healthcare innovation centers in one or more of the first four Innovation Centers Summit Workshops, according to Mike Squires, Vice President, Innovation and Public Policy at BluePrint Healthcare IT. “With the event’s continued focus on innovation centers and program operations as part of healthcare transformation,” Squires said, “participants will be inspired by the collaborative and engaged environment of Mayo Clinic and its Center for Innovation. Specific topics surrounding innovation center stakeholder engagement will be based on input from registrants prior to the Summit Workshop.”

Potential topics for breakout brainstorming sessions include the role of innovation centers in building multi-disciplinary teams for innovation centers/initiatives; engaging physicians, clinicians beyond physicians, C-suite leadership, patients and family-caregivers; tools for measuring engagement, scaling innovation for diffusion, testing engagement for innovation, building collaborative engagement models, the ROI for engagement and collaborating with external partners.

Innovation center leaders will also lead master workshops in their field of expertise, which will include such topics as engaging patients on health and wellness, using technology to support patient engagement, using disruptive innovation to engage clinicians and patients, using incremental innovation to engage clinicians and patients, measuring engagement in innovation, building a multi-disciplinary team to lead innovation, building cross-collaborative engagement and engaging external partners. A special master workshop is being planned to engage all Summit attendees in a social networking experience.

Mike Squires, Vice President, Innovation and Public Policy of BluePrint Healthcare IT, will chair the event.

Squires said, "Emerging themes from the series of Summit Workshops surround engagement, process and measurement. By focusing on engagement in the upcoming event, the BluePrint Healthcare IT Innovation Exchange (BIX) Summit Series seeks to accelerate more robust communication and collaboration among healthcare stakeholders from CEOs to clinicians to patients and caregivers, and to external partners, with the goal of developing a continuous learning healthcare innovation (centers) eco-system. BluePrint’s public policy initiative grew out of our focus on innovation as central to healthcare transformation."

In post-Summit feedback, participants generally agreed that the speed dating sessions led to the start of new relationships or encouraged the continuation of existing relationships, and breakout sessions led to thinking through best practices for innovation centers. Attendees have continued to recommend this Workshop to their colleagues.

Twenty to thirty-two innovation centers have participated in each of the first four Summit Workshops. Most recently, the Fourth Summit Workshop took place at The Innovation Institute’s Innovation Lab (Newport Beach CA) in fall 2014. The Innovation Institute’s members include St. Joseph Health and Bon Secours Health System. Previously, the Third Summit Workshop in the spring of 2014 was held at Johns Hopkins Hospital, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (Baltimore, MD), the second at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health (Washington, DC) in the fall of 2013 and the first at Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center (San Mateo, CA) in the fall of 2012.

Please contact Mike Squires at mike(dot)squires(at)blueprinthit(dot)com or 908.391.6191 or write Pamela Macey at pamela(dot)macey(at)blueprinthit(dot)com if you have any questions about participating or supporting sponsorship of this event.

Interested innovation center executives and staff can find additional information or register online at

About BluePrint Healthcare IT
BluePrint Healthcare IT is a professional services and software company working with healthcare organizations to create secure, connected communities of care to achieve the Triple Aim. Founded in 2003 in Cranbury, NJ, BluePrint Healthcare IT supports hospitals, healthcare systems, accountable care organizations, regional healthcare initiatives and health plans. BluePrint became a Microsoft Managed Partner with the development of Care Navigator™, the care coordination technology platform used to enable active, scalable communication for the whole extended care team from physician to patient. BluePrint’s Innovation Exchange (BIX) public policy initiative supports cross-fertilization and collaboration among its expanding network of provider-based innovation centers. To learn more visit

About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to medical research and education, and providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit    

About Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
The mission of Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation is to transform the experience and delivery of health and health care. The Center does this by using human-centered innovation, design thinking, deep collaboration and rapid experimentation. To learn more visit

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