There is great interest in fostering health care innovations to achieve the triple aim of improving the health of populations, improving the patient experience of care (quality and satisfaction), and reducing the per capita cost of health care. As a result, there are a variety of innovation models being supported in the health care ecosystem, including care system redesign, incorporation of digital technology, and alternative payment models.1 Less familiar to health care stakeholders is a participatory model of innovation called the Maker Movement, which can provide novel and transformative solutions for health care. In this Viewpoint, we define the Maker Movement, describe its contributions to health care innovation, and discuss future challenges and opportunities for the movement.
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