Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation

What We Do

Ideas get their value only once they are implemented.

Innovation happens when you take an idea and expose it to the real world through a disciplined application of specific tools and methods. By doing so, the idea gets tested. Does it work? What must be refined? This process of rapid validation requires that ideas be implemented, tested, evaluated, and refined as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible.

The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation increases Penn Medicine’s capacity for innovation – creating the conditions in which many more ideas can become a reality much more quickly.

The Center’s work spans the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine and aims to advance their missions of improving patient health and health care delivery.

Our work focuses in three areas: Enabling a Culture of Innovation, Connected Health and Population Health at Penn Medicine.

Learn more about The Center for Health Care Innovation ’s work.


Roy Rosin, Chief Innovation Officer for Penn Medicine, defines innovation.


The Center for Innovation illustrates its approach to thinking and problem solving.