In this commentary on the exercise of Lehoux et al (this volume) I argue that in discussions on the current challenges of health systems, a better diagnosis of the health system is required. The cause of responsible innovation in health (RIH) requires a better understanding of the dynamics of health systems, in particular how innovation, demand, and responsibility are manifested. Innovation brings its own dynamic to the health system; demands are linked to historical and social developments; responsibility brings contestations about what counts as good healthcare. Any attempt of RIH should include such reflections.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Health Policy and Management|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2019|
- Health System
- Responsible Innovation
van Lente, H. (2019). Innovation, demand, and responsibility: Some fundamental questions about health systems: comment on "What Health System Challenges Should Responsible Innovation in Health Address? Insights From an International Scoping Review". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 8(9), 567-569. https://doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2019.47