Some of the greatest health care innovations have taken decades to reach widespread adoption, adding to the ever-increasing cost of health care.
The Forum on Health Care Innovation is looking for solutions that have already been implemented at least once and have demonstrated effectiveness. This "scale-up" competition seeks to shorten the time frame for innovation dissemination.
The Health Acceleration Challenge is looking for proven ideas that have the potential to do great things for the US health care delivery system. Learn More »
Top Ten Health Care Quotes For 2013
Quotes from Andrew J. Sussman, MD and Christopher A. Viehbacher made it to Forbes' top quotes of 2013.
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Key insights from the Forum's first conference on health care innovation.
The Forum on Health Care Innovation is a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Its purpose is to unite leading executives, policymakers, and academics in a cross-disciplinary exploration of innovative actions to improve quality, reduce costs, and, ultimately, increase value in the health care industry.
I discovered both the enormous gratitude each one of us has as individuals for health care and the equally enormous frustration any one of us has as a consumer of the health care system. Our challenge is: How can we realize the great magic, and the great benefits, that health care can afford?
We need approaches to the solutions that aren’t just arithmetic and additive, but are in some sense logarithmic. This will require us to reach across historic boundaries and unlock the potential of collaboration across the usual disciplines.
Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Ridley Watts Professor and Head of the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School