Clayton M. Christensen, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School since 1992, is the
Jason Hwang, M.D., M.B.A. is an internal medicine physician and a graduate of Harvard Business School. He is co-founder and Executive Director of the Healthcare Practice at Innosight Institute.
The late Jerome H. Grossman, M.D., Senior Fellow and Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Health Care Delivery Policy Program, was a nationally recognized health care policy expert, widely known as an advocate for market-driven solutions for the reform of the medical care industry.
By Jason Hwang
October 31, 2011
It has been well-documented that America’s unparalleled health care spending has not led to better health outcomes than most other nations. This has led to calls for swift and powerful reform, but political gridlock has bred a growing pessimism among those who believed legislative action would be the only way forward.
However, there is indeed another way forward, and the good news is that we won’t have to depend on government intervention to fix the system — or worry about the government making things worse if it tries. There are already health-care organizations around the country that can deliver better quality care at a lower cost, which focus on improving the patient’s experience, and where innovation is alive and well. Understanding just how they’re accomplishing this could provide us with a blueprint for transforming the rest of the nation’s health care system.
Innovators Prescription was a fantastic read because it draws on such a breadth of business experience.
When i was thinking about the Kaiser story and the examples given on employee healthcare initiatives, it made perfect sense. Now, it seems Walmart is getting smart: …
I joined this site because I was truly hoping for some discussions and suggestions on how to shake up the healthcare system in this country. However, that is not what I have found in reading the all to few postings from others here. So, what exactly was/is the intent of this site? Is it for general sharing of interesting or disturbing trends in healthcare? Is it to question the growing power of the FDA and pharmaceuticals in determining, and even mandating, certain healthcare…Continue