Agile co-development for clinical adoption and adaptation of innovative technologies

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Abstract

Even the most innovative healthcare technologies provide patient benefits only when adopted by clinicians and/or patients in actual practice. Yet realizing optimal positive impact from a new technology for the widest range of individuals who would benefit remains elusive. In software and new product development, iterative rapid-cycle 'agile' methods more rapidly provide value, mitigate failure risks, and adapt to customer feedback. Co-development between builders and customers is a key agile principle. But how does one accomplish co-development with busy clinicians? In this paper, we discuss four practical agile co-development practices found helpful clinically: (1) User stories for lightweight requirements; (2) Time-boxed development for collaborative design and prompt course correction; (3) Automated acceptance test driven development, with clinician-vetted specifications; and (4) Monitoring of clinician interactions after release, for rapid-cycle product adaptation and evolution. In the coming wave of innovation in healthcare apps ushered in by open APIs to EHRs, learning rapidly what new product features work well for clinicians and patients will become even more crucial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages56-59
Number of pages4
Volume2017-December
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613924
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 2017
Event2017 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2017 - Bethesda, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2017Nov 8 2017

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Other2017 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBethesda
Period11/6/1711/8/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Instrumentation
  • Health(social science)
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Kannan, V., Basit, M. A., Youngblood, J. E., Bryson, T. D., Toomay, S. M., Fish, J. S., & Willett, D. L. (2017). Agile co-development for clinical adoption and adaptation of innovative technologies. In 2017 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2017 (Vol. 2017-December, pp. 56-59). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HIC.2017.8227583