Innovating in Health Care – Modern Challenges

  • Sebija Izetbegović General Hospital „Prim. dr. Abdulah Nakaš”, Kranjèeviæa 12, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Goran Stojkanović Gynecology Clinic, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Suvada Švrakić Agency for Quality and Accreditation in Health Care (AKAZ), Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Eldar Mehmedbašić Polyclinic „S.M.”, Grbavička 6A, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords: health care, innovation, measurement of innovation, quality, cost, malignant neoplasm, prescription drugs.


Introduction: The goal of this article is to present that innovating in health care begins to become an imperative in present time. Innovating will enable the achievement of the highest quality health care results and the patients' satisfaction with the least amount of financial resources.
Methods: The thorough literature review of multifaceted sources was conducted including: studies, books, monographies and peer – reviewed journals with the goal of achieving the clearer picture of today's modern challenges in the complex fi eld of health care innovation.
Discussion: Theoretical and empirical studies clearly indicate that the innovation is one of the key factors in the competitiveness of the organization and its survival in the market. Developed countries of the world today are making significant efforts in order for innovation to become a national priority, with special emphasis placed on measuring innovation performance. Results of theoretical and practical studies show that in the future, treatment of the most diffi cult and complex diseases of our time, through the entirely new discoveries and results, derived from the process of innovation, will project entirely new positive forms and outcomes in the health care.
Conclusion: There is no doubt that the humanity and medical science will through innovation succeed to win the battles against the majority of the most complex contemporary diseases. Malignant neoplasm of tomorrow, through the application of a new, innovative approaches to research, processes and treatments will become a chronic diseases. Among many, the particular problem in the process of innovation will represent the cost of research and development (R&D), production and the safety of prescription drugs.


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How to Cite
Izetbegović, S., Stojkanović, G., Švrakić, S. and Mehmedbašić, E. (2013) “Innovating in Health Care – Modern Challenges”, Journal of Health Sciences, 3(3), pp. 261-266. doi: 10.17532/jhsci.2013.118.