[PDF] How do we ensure that innovation in health service delivery and organization is implemented, sustained and spread?

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies;WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO Europe)
Publication date:
23 August 2018


This policy brief is one of a new series to meet the needs of policy-makers and health system managers. The aim is to develop key messages to support evidence-informed policy-making.

Countries in Europe are experimenting with innovative ways of organizing and delivering health care to better meet people’s increasingly diverse health and care needs. In practice, it has been difficult to translate necessary change into large-scale, sustainable and effective strategies. Implementing innovations is complex and there is a need to better understand the key factors that support the successful introduction of service innovation, from adoption to sustaining, spreading and scaling.