Purpose – Scope of Translational Medicine is to speed the development of new compounds of medical protocols and/or treatments in order to improve the patient’s quality of life. Translational medicine represents the synergy between epidemiology, basic research and clinical trials, and in this context it is based upon Innovation Management and Research Development in medicine. For its intrinsic nature, being the speed and progression up to the patient a key issue of Translational Medicine, the innovation process ought to be pursued according to rigorous protocols embedded on a research development path capable of decreasing the lead time at the most. Design/Methodology/approach – The paper deepens translational medicine models, approaches and peculiarities to interpret its relative characteristics within service innovation and value co-creation mainframes. The paper adopts a system thinking view, and in particular the Viable Systems Approach, in order to underpin translational medicine success factors. Findings – In this scenario, Translational Medicine represents a goal to be pursued by all involved actors, starting from academic researchers and including clinicians, patients, regulators and many others than can be seen as a network of co-creating actors engaged for the ultimate patient benefit. Research limitations/implications – The paper proposed a theoretical deepening of translational medicine models and practices, hence it lacks of empirical analysis supporting the scientific results, which will soon tested within a medical context already identified. Originality/value – Translational medicine is being granted growing interest and attention by worldwide researchers, however few efforts have been placed in interpreting its dynamics and determinants in light of a systems view of service innovation and exchanges. Key words – Translational medicine; service innovation; health management; Viable Systems Approach. Paper type – Conceptual paper

Advances in Service Research for the understanding and the management of service in healthcare networks

CAPUNZO, Mario;POLESE, Francesco;BOCCIA, GIOVANNI;CARRUBBO, LUCA;CLARIZIA, FABIO;DE CARO, Francesco
2013

Abstract

Purpose – Scope of Translational Medicine is to speed the development of new compounds of medical protocols and/or treatments in order to improve the patient’s quality of life. Translational medicine represents the synergy between epidemiology, basic research and clinical trials, and in this context it is based upon Innovation Management and Research Development in medicine. For its intrinsic nature, being the speed and progression up to the patient a key issue of Translational Medicine, the innovation process ought to be pursued according to rigorous protocols embedded on a research development path capable of decreasing the lead time at the most. Design/Methodology/approach – The paper deepens translational medicine models, approaches and peculiarities to interpret its relative characteristics within service innovation and value co-creation mainframes. The paper adopts a system thinking view, and in particular the Viable Systems Approach, in order to underpin translational medicine success factors. Findings – In this scenario, Translational Medicine represents a goal to be pursued by all involved actors, starting from academic researchers and including clinicians, patients, regulators and many others than can be seen as a network of co-creating actors engaged for the ultimate patient benefit. Research limitations/implications – The paper proposed a theoretical deepening of translational medicine models and practices, hence it lacks of empirical analysis supporting the scientific results, which will soon tested within a medical context already identified. Originality/value – Translational medicine is being granted growing interest and attention by worldwide researchers, however few efforts have been placed in interpreting its dynamics and determinants in light of a systems view of service innovation and exchanges. Key words – Translational medicine; service innovation; health management; Viable Systems Approach. Paper type – Conceptual paper
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