1. Fuller, Ryan MSN, RN, CNML
  2. Hansen, April MSN, RN


"Innovation" has become a ubiquitous term in the business of health care. The concept of disruptive innovation adds a new complexity to this popular notion. The emergence of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and venture capitalists generates excitement, doubt, and curiosity for stakeholders across health care organizations. As companies such as Amazon, Apple, CVS, and JP Morgan enter this sector, disruptions will emerge that aim to improve the quality of care while reducing overall cost. The purpose of this article is to differentiate the concepts of innovation and disruptive innovation, explore their significance to the nursing profession, and outline 3 key roles nurse leaders can occupy as they navigate the future ever-changing trajectory of health care.