The healthcare ecosystem faces complex and multiple challenges: increase in chronic diseases, population ageing, emergence of new issues (health promotion, ageing disability, social isolation, etc.), increase in social and territorial health inequalities, failing to seek medical treatment, increase in the cost of certain treatments, expectations for personalized approaches to care, etc., as well as the obvious financial constraints on the healthcare ecosystem. We observe a large spectrum of innovative responses to these challenges: technological, product and service innovations, organizational and managerial innovations, innovations in business models, renewal of R&D processes, innovations in governance, management and evaluation, public regulation and, finally, innovations that renew the range of stakeholders in these movements. This thematic issue of Innovations, Journal of Innovation Economics & Management aims to question the conditions and modalities under which these innovations emerge and can be disseminated to transform the health field in a sustainable way.
Authors: Chantal AMMI, Nicolas BATTARD, Patricia BAUDIER, Bastien BERNELA, Angèle BILODEAU, Rachel BOCQUET, Annick CASTIAUX, Tarik CHAKOR, Carole CLAVIER, Mariline COMEAU-VALLÉE, Paula CRISTOFALO, Odessa DARIEL, Sandra DUBOULOZ, Olivier DUPOUËT, Vanessa DURAND, Marie FERRU, Frédéric GILBERT, Corinne GRENIER, Wafa HAMMEDI, Hervé HUDEBINE, Isabelle LAURIN, Christian LE BAS, Anneliese LECOUTEUX, Sébastien LIARTE, Ewan OIRY, Bertrand PAUGET, Louise POTVIN, Fabien ROSE, Kazeem Joshua SALAWU, Jean-Michel TOBELEM