The Sibley Innovation Hub is a team dedicated to adopting both digital and non-digital solutions that will create world-class patient experiences, solve our toughest operational challenges and provide unprecedented care at a magnitude of impact and speed beyond traditional mechanisms.  The Hub team works out of a 4,000 sq ft open innovation space embedded within Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Hub works as a complement to current investments and systems, coordinating with hospital units to find the most appropriate innovations for improving the Sibley experience.  We carefully examine our existing care delivery with the objective of increasing the quality and maximizing the efficiency of our processes.  We leverage digital technologies and emerging tech-enabled solutions to find external partners that will help us accelerate disruption within our health system.  The end result is a better, safer and more pleasant experience for patients and staff alike.

Why Sibley?

Sibley is in a unique position to lead innovative solutions that have a major impact on patient experiences and health care delivery.  As 5,200 of the nation’s 6,200 hospitals are community hospitals, an innovation hub based in this environment is especially relevant and meaningful.  Our frequent and direct interactions with patients and providers provide us with the singular advantage of an intimate knowledge of day-to-day clinical practices.  And as part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sibley’s innovative work demonstrates the essential connection between cutting-edge research and disruptive operational delivery.

Most of all, Sibley’s skilled, dedicated staff and physicians are up to the challenge. The successful track record of safety and quality that we have already established proves that Sibley is the ideal real-world laboratory for creating, testing and refining new ideas.

A Joint Effort

The Hub is all about collaboration, and we welcome ideas and collaboration from Sibley staff, physicians, patients and families, entrepreneurs, community members, government and other interested parties.  By encouraging ideas from diverse perspectives, the Innovation Hub fosters creativity, imagination and partnerships between innovators who might not otherwise have a chance to work together.

I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
— Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross