Applications for the Health Acceleration Challenge have now closed. We received 478 applications from numerous entrepreneurs as well as from venerable institutions such as Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, MD Anderson, Stanford, Intermountain, MGH and many more.
Help us select the finalists by viewing and commenting on the applications here. In fact, sharing insightful comments on other people's ideas could earn you free tickets to our invite-only conference even if you are not a Challenge applicant.
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