April 11, 2018

Pillay named one of Healthcare Innovators Professional Society's (HIPS) first 15 councilors

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PillayRubin Pillay, Ph.D., M.D., MBA, has been named as one of the Healthcare Innovators Professional Society's (HIPS) first 15 councilors. Pillay is a medical futurist and professor of Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Collat School of Business and the Assistant Dean for Global Health Innovation at the School of Medicine. He is also a family physician and clinical pharmacologist. He has extensive international teaching and consulting experience and has published widely in the field of Strategic Health Leadership. His current work focuses on the role of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in the transformation of health and healthcare.

Healthcare Innovators Professional Society (HIPS), the first-of-its-kind national nonprofit professional society for chief innovation and chief strategy executives, announces its first 15 councilors. Recently formed, the society has attracted representation from some of the nation’s largest health care systems and innovation organizations, covering key regional markets across the country.

By fostering peer-to-peer networking and administering support services among top hospital thought leaders, HIPS seeks to drive positive change and provide a catalyst for innovation across the healthcare landscape. The organization’s mission is to serve, support and connect innovation leaders from hospitals and healthcare innovation organizations across the country.

“We are honored to have these thought leaders on our council,” said Dr. Toby Hamilton, executive director of HIPS. “Because of their unique background and experiences, they will all be a great asset to HIPS as we work to push the boundaries of healthcare transformation in a professionally coordinated support effort.”

Hamilton added that HIPS was formed because there is currently no common framework, structure or tools for chief innovation and chief strategy officers serving in hospital systems across the country.

“These thought leaders are responsible for managing the process of innovation and change management within the hospital system,” he said. “Given their unique position they would benefit from peer-to-peer interaction and access to content and discussion specifically tailored to their role.”