Nursing Administration Quarterly. 33(3):227-237, July/September 2009.
This special issue begins with a concept analysis of innovation in healthcare by Weberg. In this article the definition of the word innovation, antecedents that are needed for innovation to occur and examples of innovation are described. Innovation is decribed as being more than just new ideas. The systhesis of findings regarding innovation suggest that it may be time to use complex, adaptive system implementation strategies for better success.