Many agree that the current U.S. healthcare system is unsustainable, and that reform is imminent, but there is little certainty around how to accomplish this. While legislature and federal policy is necessary, the recent HBR article, “Transforming Health Care from the Ground Up,” calls for bottom-up innovation that challenges current care delivery models. Despite facing setbacks along the course, the entrepreneurial change-drivers cited within the article, challenged the status quo and pioneered a new way of delivering care to patients that was ultimately successful.

Google, one of the fastest growing companies in the world, has instilled a bottom-up innovation model, where many of their ideas are fueled by their employees and their culture encourages creativity. In an industry desperate for reform, there should be many more instances of bottom-up innovation within healthcare. Do you have any examples that you would like to share?

About the Author
Kingsley Mooney
Kingsley Mooney, Senior Consultant, joined the KCG team in Summer 2018. Mooney’s passion and strength is in helping healthcare organizations recognize strategic growth and clinical improvement opportunities. Notable projects include: the design, development, and execution of a regional AMC’s affiliation strategy and the assessment of seamless care delivery across a health system’s enterprise. Prior to joining KCG, Mooney was an Account Manager at the Advisory Board Company [ABC] — driving large, multifaceted health systems’ utilization of Advisory Board research partnerships and technology platforms. Through this exposure, Mooney identified the need for improving healthcare operations and driving performance-based results and decided to pursue her Masters in Health Administration at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her Fellowship at KCG and graduated with her degree in May 2019. Mooney completed her undergraduate studies at Washington and Lee University, where she majored in Economics and minored in Art History.