Today and tomorrow, CoxHealth employees – from entry-level to executive – will gather at the efactory for the health system’s fourth-annual Innovation Accelerator. The event allows employees from all levels of the organization to discuss and conceptualize ways that the system could be more innovative. Ultimately, ideas developed at the event are often implemented throughout CoxHealth.
“This event has become an annual tradition at CoxHealth, something we always really look forward to,” says Scott Rogers, CoxHealth’s system director for Performance Integration and Innovation. “It’s amazing to see what ideas employees have about how things could be done more efficiently and effectively.”
The event is based around 50 employees who applied, and were chosen, to participate. Those individuals will gather at the efactory, each with one minute to present their best idea for innovative improvement. After that, the participants will break into teams and develop between 5 and 7 of the ideas.
In addition to CoxHealth leaders, teams will work with the help of business coaches Rob Fulp, Dennis Heim, Chuck Chalender and Bob McDowell, who are all members of the CoxHealth Board of Directors.
On Thursday afternoon, the groups will present their ideas to CoxHealth leaders including Steve Edwards (president and CEO), Charity Elmer (senior vice president and general counsel), Jake McWay (senior vice president and CFO) and Ron Prenger (senior vice president and CHO). They will be joined by Dr. Hal Higdon and Jack Prim, who are also members of the CoxHealth Board of Directors.
It's likely that ideas developed at the event will be implemented throughout CoxHealth.