How to Successfully Implement Surgical Innovations and New Technologies into Practice

Health care professionals tend to be traditional and conservative when it comes to practice, so incorporating new technologies and innovations into the hospital and the operating room can be a challenge. Four cardiothoracic surgery change drivers — Shanda Blackmon, MD, MPH (Mayo Clinic), James Luketich, MD (UPMC Presbyterian), T. Sloan Guy, MD, MBA (Weill Cornell Medical Medicine), and Linda W. Martin, MD, MPH (University of Virginia) — provide advice on how to get buy-in from hospital administrators, as well as team members.