Table 2.

Leading Actions that Should Be Implemented to Promote Health Care Innovations.

Task Responsibility
1 Include medical innovations education in medical and engineering schools Universities/academic institutions
2 Support basic and applied medical research in hospitals and universities Governments, universities/academic institutions, foundations
3 Secure national funding for applied research through legislative mechanisms Governments, offices responsible for medical and industrial research
4 Secure early-stage innovation funding for clinical scientists and engineers in the public and private sectors Governments, universities/academic institutions, medical institutions
5 Promote investment in innovations by the leading medical technology and pharmaceutical industries Voluntary through industrial consortium
6 Limit time to approval of early human feasibility studies to 3 months Government
7 Simplify the regulatory process and make it less bureaucratic; allow consultation at early phases Government
8 Build and promote medical innovation centers near academic medical centers Government, industry
9 Promote collaborations between hospitals, academia, and industry through consortia and international programs National and international initiatives
10 Develop mechanisms for funding and implementing new innovative technologies Governments, health care providers
RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2015 July; 6(3): e0030. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2015 July 30. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10215