REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HopeLab, the nonprofit foundation focused on improving the health and well-being of children and young adults, today announced the addition of the Innovation Learning Network (ILN), an organizational-based membership network with a mission to make healthcare better through good design. The ILN will function independently within HopeLab and will continue to operate under the leadership of founder and executive director, Chris McCarthy. McCarthy joined HopeLab as vice president of strategy and innovation in March 2017.
"As a member-led and member-driven organization, co-locating with its member organizations is invaluable and keeps the ILN focused on emerging challenges in the healthcare and design worlds," said Chris McCarthy, HopeLab's vice president of strategy and innovation. "Founding member, Kaiser Permanente has been an amazing host and administrator and we look forward to the same robust relationship at our new home at HopeLab."
"Just last year the ILN celebrated its tenth anniversary in making health care more innovative," said Lisa Schilling, RN, MPH, Kaiser Permanente's vice president of quality and care delivery effectiveness. "We are excited to see the ILN enter this next phase as they continue to guide learnings within a thriving international community."
The more than 45 member organizations share innovative solutions and cutting-edge design techniques via both virtual and in-person programming. In 2016, ILN connected more than 2,100 innovators. These connections have led to collaborations such as ILNVideoVisits, a monthly forum focused on telemedicine, and ILNlocal, a series of local meetups for individuals and organizations to collaborate and share ideas.
"The Innovation Learning Network is an inspiring example of how organizations can collaborate to share innovation knowledge and practice," said Margaret Laws, HopeLab president and CEO. "We are excited to have ILN join HopeLab; their dedication to working across organizations to create meaningful improvements in health and well-being for patients is strongly aligned with our mission."
For more information about the Innovation Learning Network and to learn about upcoming events and how to join, visit ILN.org.
HopeLab is a non-profit operating foundation focused on improving the health and well-being of children and young adults. Our unique approach to driving positive health outcomes combines behavioral science, deep human engagement, and strategic partnerships to achieve broad impact. We partner with leaders in health care, academic research, and design to create innovative interventions that are inspired by hope and realized by science. HopeLab was founded in 2001 is part of The Omidyar Group, which represents the philanthropic, personal, and professional interests of the Omidyar family. Learn more at www.hopelab.org
About The Innovation Learning Network
The Innovation Learning Network is an organization-based membership network made up of healthcare systems, health foundations, safety net providers, design/innovation firms, and tech companies. Although their individual missions vary, all of our member organizations carry a common goal: to make healthcare better through good design. Learn more at www.iln.org.
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