On September 30, The Drucker Institute announced the winner of the 2016 $100,000 Drucker Prize: ImproveCareNow Network. The Institute says that the winning organization has “transformed health and care by enabling patients, families, clinicians and researchers to collaboratively improve knowledge and outcomes related to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It engages these stakeholders in a learning health network that provides real-time quality improvement, research and community-building for children with these conditions.”

 

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The prize, which has been given since 1991, reflects two particular areas of focus within the long career of Peter Drucker: innovation and the strength of nonprofit organizations, and what businesses can learn from them. According to the Institute, the prize, “formerly known as the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, is given to a social-sector organization that demonstrates Drucker’s definition of innovation— “change that creates a new dimension of performance.” The judges look for programs that demonstrate a strong mix of current effectiveness and future promise.” Drucker’s work on these topics include two towering books: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1985) and Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices (1990).

Learn more on the Institute’s 9/12/16 post about the prize itself, the prize’s learning platform and the nine other finalists. There is more Institute news on their 9/29/16 post introducing its new home on the web, drucker.institute. For additional information on the Institute and the prize, check out my 5/9/16 blog post, “The Drucker Prize, and More Innovations from the Drucker Institute.”