9/8 – VNA to Hold ‘Innovation Tournament’ Thursday

September 8, 2013

9/8 – VNA to Hold ‘Innovation Tournament’ Thursday

RED BANK – Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is hosting an Innovation Tournament from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Oyster Point Hotel.

Thirty VNA Health Group employees will attend the tournament to brainstorm and evaluate new and innovative ideas to benefit the agency. The tournament will also engage front line staff who may have never been involved with generating ideas, which can impact the organization.

Rick Kleindienst, director, process improvement, and Christian Terwiesch, professor of economics at the Wharton School of Business will be conducting the tournament and will assist in continuing to create new opportunities for innovation. VNA Health Group has always been in the forefront of innovative ideas.

Kleindienst believes innovation requires process discipline and shared responsibility linked with strategic innovation for the organization.

“This tournament is the ideal tool to achieve and teach these principles which will enable VNA Health Group to remain as a respected leader in the innovations and advancement of health care,” said Dr. Steven Landers, CEO and president.

Each attendee will contribute five ideas online as the first step prior to the tournament. Each participant will have the ability to vote on their favorite ideas and then pitch their best idea at the tournament. Throughout the tournament, the top ideas will advance for further evaluation, at the end of tournament there will be a total of 10 ideas out 150.

By the end of September there will one or two winners chosen. The winners will be able to implement their idea starting in January.



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