Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Gathering to Collaborate, to Innovate

18 Apr 2023

At the CEIH, we con­tin­ue to pur­sue new and improved ways of pro­vid­ing high qual­i­ty health care and recog­nise that a key ingre­di­ent in this process is the adop­tion of inno­v­a­tive approach­es that con­tribute to an over­all Cul­ture of Innovation’. 

Cur­rent­ly across the health eco-sys­tem there is no sin­gle, con­sis­tent, state-wide archi­tec­ture for iden­ti­fy­ing, devel­op­ing and mobil­is­ing inno­va­tions across the sector. 

The explo­ration of lit­er­a­ture, evi­dence, and con­sul­ta­tion with the sec­tor, uncov­ered a need to cre­ate more oppor­tu­ni­ties for coop­er­a­tion and part­ner­ing across the state’s health land­scape. To achieve a cul­ture of inno­va­tion in South Aus­tralia, it is clear a ded­i­cat­ed mech­a­nism for con­nec­tion, infor­ma­tion-exchange and joint-action must be present. 

On 6 March 2023, we joined with North­ern Ade­laide Local Health Net­work (NAL­HN) and Dai­tum (Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence Com­pa­ny) to host a work­shop at the inno­va­tion precinct at Lot Four­teen, with pub­lic and pri­vate health rep­re­sen­ta­tives to explore the idea of devel­op­ing the Inno­va­tion Col­lab­o­ra­tive to address this gap. 

Dur­ing the ses­sion, atten­dees respond­ed to a series of ques­tions and col­lec­tive­ly agreed the Inno­va­tion Col­lab­o­ra­tion con­cept should be pur­sued. The group agreed it will pro­vide a mar­ket­place to share ideas, a forum to inves­ti­gate sys­temic chal­lenges, a coali­tion for joint-resourc­ing of large-scale projects and a high-pro­file com­mu­ni­ca­tion medi­um for pro­mot­ing innovation. 

The group also recog­nised the chal­lenges of cre­at­ing such a con­struct, and as a result, a fol­low up work­shop will be held on 9 May 2023, to con­tin­ue refin­ing the Inno­va­tion Collaborative. 

Stay tuned for fur­ther updates through our web­site and future edi­tions of our newsletter.