Knowledge Advancement

This 7-year research program will clarify the mechanisms by which a different technology creation paradigm can contribute to healthcare sustainability, address the needs of a growing elderly population, support patients who are afflicted by chronic diseases and reduce health disparities through affordable and user-friendly innovations.

Scholarship in this area is warranted when one considers the capital-intensive nature of R&D and how high-tech services make “choosing wisely” [hyperlien section Canadienne] steadily more difficult.

Our findings will prove of strategic importance to health and innovation policymakers, entrepreneurs and investors. It can profoundly benefit patients and healthcare providers because it will evidence alternative ways of designing, financing and commercializing technologies.

Publications

This article examines the rules that characterize economic policy, capital investment, and regulatory approval as well as the way these institutions enable and constrain the development of ventures at an early stage.

Lehoux, P., Daudelin, G., Denis, J.-L., Miller F.A. (2017). A Concurrent Analysis of Three Institutions that Transform Health Technology-Based Ventures: Economic Policy, Capital Investment, and Market Approval, Review of Policy Research, doi: 10.1111/ropr.12246

Building on insights from sociology of expectations and institutions, this paper elicits how specific institutional requirements provide potency to the expectations that pave the health technology development pathway.

Lehoux, P., Miller, F.A., Daudelin, G. (2016). Converting clinical risks into economic value: The role of expectations and institutions in health technology development, Technological Forcasting and Social Change, doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.11.026

The goal of this paper is to clarify how entrepreneurs, investors, and regulatory agencies influence the value of emerging health technologies.

Lehoux, P., Miller, F.A., Daudelin, G., Denis, J.L. (2017). Providing value to new health technology: the early contribution of entrepreneurs, investors, and regulatory agencies, Int J Health Policy Manag, doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2017.11
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This article seeks to deepen our understanding of the responsible research and innovation (RRI) approach as it relates to health care systems, where the notion of responsibility is already deeply embedded.

Demers-Payette, O., Lehoux, P., Daudelin, G. (2016). Responsible research and innovation: a productive model for the future of medical innovation, Journal of Responsible Innovation, doi: 10.1080/23299460.2016.1256659

This article aims to generate a better understanding of the historical Research & Development dynamics that have contributed to shape today’s medical innovation ecosystem.

Lehoux, P., Roncarolo, F., Rocha Oliveira, R., Pacifico Silva, H. (2016). Medical innovation and the sustainability of health systems: A historical perspective on technological change in health, Health Services Management Research, doi: 10.1177/0951484816670192

This paper brings forward why capital investors choose to invest in certain health technology-based ventures and not others, and how they influence the innovation process.

Lehoux, P., Miller, F.A., Daudelin, G., Urbach, D.R. (2015). How venture capitalists decide which new medical technologies come to exist. Science & Public Policy. doi: 10.1093/scipol/scv051

This paper clarifies why technology developers are pushed to prioritize design features that expedite sales, often to the detriment of design features that would increase the clinical value of their technology.

Lehoux et al. (2014). How do business models and health technology design influence each other? Insights from a longitudinal case study of three academic spin-offs. Research Policy. 43(6):1025-1038.

This book explains how health technology is embedded in broader social and political practices that can be reshaped through appropriate policy initiatives. It was short-listed along 3 others for the 2007 Best Book Award of the British Sociology Association and Sociology of Health & Illness.

Lehoux (2006). The problem of health technology. Policy implications for modern health care systems. New York: Routledge.

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