Rod Hanners, COO of Keck Medicine of USC and CEO of Keck Medical Center of USC, recently hosted an R3 Innovation Challenge Appreciation Luncheon to thank more than 100 employees who submitted ideas for the first R3 Innovation Challenge.
The challenge called for innovative ideas that would make an impact on resource utilization and efficiency of care for patients. In addition to implementing the seven winning ideas selected in the challenge, executive leaders are looking at ways to implement many of the other ideas submitted that have promise to improve hospital operations.
The R3 Initiative focuses on providing the right care, right resources and right cost for patients. The competition was orchestrated by the Interprofessional Finance Council and R3 Innovation Challenge Committee, who are planning another innovation challenge to engage employees.
— L. Alexis Young