The development and evaluation of an Innovation Engine for empowerment and change in healthcare
Paper in proceedings, 2011
This article describes how an Innovation Engine was developed and used at Sahlgrenska University Hospital to stimulate change and what experience and results it generated. The principles behind the methodology were incremental change, self-assessment, everyone’s involvement and learning. The data were collected in interviews and analyzed using a content analysis approach. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats were analyzed and mapped to context, content, process and output. The evaluation shows that the methodology has advantages concerning involvement and dialogue but needs improvement in terms of information about the project. Examples of how the Innovation Engine can be applied are discussed.