If you think you have a truly new idea, you haven’t read enough books, talked to enough people, or paid close attention … While serving as the Division Lead for Futures and Innovation at Navy Medicine Headquarters I learned much about innovation.

Innovation is simply making connections; having the right idea for the right people at the right time. Innovation is part of a culture engendered from the actions of individuals, teams, and leaders across an enterprise. I believe innovation is not the creation of new ideas; rather it is making the connection between an idea and a problem to create new solutions.

Project Highlights:

S.T.A.R. Specialized Thoracic Adapted Recovery Teams

Specialized Thoracic Adapted Recovery (STAR) Teams for Heart and Lung Transplantation from Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh on Vimeo.

H.A.L.O. Health All Life On-Line

HALO Solution by NikiasGroup from Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh on Vimeo.

H.P.P.M. High Performance Project Management

Fast Bullet Slow Trigger: Performance Improvement and Clinical Workflow Optimization Using Lean Principles in the Military Health System

Lean and Six Sigma are proven management techniques that have practical application for health care. Compounded productivity is the unique benefit of the techniques, and the principles include change, efficiency, performance of key essential steps, and the elimination of waste through deliberate and continuous process improvements. In this session, a five-step framework is offered that includes teamwork, personal discipline, improved morale, quality teams, and prioritization of improvement opportunities.