Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Healthcare of the Future

According to the Harvard Business Review, the field of medicine is ripe for innovation. The bad news is that the barriers to innovation in medicine can be formidable, including everything from resistant doctors to prohibitive costs. However if new ideas, tools, and practices can make it past those barriers and into the mainstream, the opportunity for transformation does exist. HBR's Top Ten Innovations to Transform Medicine include:

  1. "Checklists

  2. Behavioral Economics

  3. Patient Portals

  4. Payment Innovations

  5. Evidence-Based Decision Making

  6. Accountable Care Organizations

  7. virtual Visits

  8. Regenerative Medicine

  9. Surgical Robots

  10. Genetic Medicine"

Read the article at Harvard Business Review.

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