https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/avoid-pitfalls-solution-bias-health-innovation-chris-lawer

This caught my eye given the frequent predisposition (in my experience) of healthcare staff and leaders to implementing previously identified “solutions” to problems, vs. root-cause problem solving. The author Chris Lawer appears not to be a lean practitioner per se, but apparently has found the same behavior common in his world – healthcare innovation strategy and design. Here’s a quote from his relatively short article:

“Solution-bias is where companies begin the innovation task with a health technology or idea in mind (a type of device, a diagnostic asset, a drug molecule, some monitoring software, an app, etc.) without first fully understanding a) the nature and degree of the problem it is designed to address, b) if a strong value-based as well as commercial case can be made for it and c) whether patients or practitioners will even want it and use it”.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/avoid-pitfalls-solution-bias-health-innovation-chris-lawer