Health Science Education Innovation Guiding Framework


Health science education innovation (HSEI) has the potential to improve health and science outcomes by making scalable adjustments, modifications or transformations to existing science, health, and/or healthcare delivery resources, processes, or systems.  We developed an HSEI Framework based on existing literature and input from HSE faculty, staff, and learners.  The framework is intended to help understand, promote, and evaluate education innovative ideas by using three domains known to drive education: impact, translation, scalability.

Degree of Impact

Health science education innovations impact teaching and learning—with an aim to adjust, modify, or transform processes or systems within science, health, and/or healthcare

Translation of Outcomes

Health science education innovations translate findings into health and science practice and outcomes. They aim to improve knowledge, skills, and other attributes, advance healthcare or science practices, and improve health or science outcomes.

Scale of Implementation

Health science education innovations scale into other settings.  They aim to be implemented within single, multiple, or nation-wide organizations and across the learner continuum.

To learn more about this framework, please read our Harvard Macy Institute’s Community Blog published in September 2020.