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Recommended Reading List



National Health Services

Thinking Differently

Gates Foundation

on Human-Centered Design

UK Department for Business Innovation

Public sector innovation and mental valleys

Harvard Business Review

Strategies for learning from failure


  • MIT's Innovation through Design Thinking

  • Wall Street Journal on Design


(for KP Employees only)

Innovation Skill Building Series

A series developed by the Innovation Consultancy that outlines step-by-step instructions to try out different innovation techniques in healthcare.

Innovation Core Curriculum

Kaiser Permanente's core curriculum fosters and champions a culture of innovation across KP with learning events and materials designed to help innovation take root and thrive.


We are fortunate enough to have a network of like-minded groups in Kaiser Permanente. Stop by and visit some of our innovation partners.

  • Garfield Center
    An innovation center that inspires innovators to envision the future of health care and empowers them to create it.

  • Innovation & Advanced Technologies
    National team comprised of IT staff and clinician advisors who research, assess & prototype new, emerging technologies.

  • National Facilities Services
    Innovation design team focused on creating human-centered environments to support state of the art care delivery.

  • Innovation Learning Network
    An international network of innovators who connect around the intersection of healthcare innovation and design.

  • Center for Total Health
    The Center for Total Health is an interactive learning destination for the public, policymakers and the health care industry.


At first it was lonely, but now we have friends to learn from. Check out our friends who are using a human-centered design approach to tackle complex challenges in their organization.