Tag Archives: health care

Six Trends Shaping the Future of Health Care

The healthcare industry is an ecosystem. So are the companies disrupting it. This article is one more in a series I call Everything Transformed where I’m highlighting the disruptive forces revolutionizing just about every industry on the planet, including packaging, travel and hospitality, industrial safety, and more. This time it’s healthcare. It’s no secret. The healthcare industry is going through massive disruption. To some, it’s ...

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Sick Care is a Wicked Problem

Sick care is a wicked problem. By that, I don’t mean just scary. A wicked problem is a social or cultural problem that is difficult or impossible to solve for as many as four reasons: incomplete or contradictory knowledge, the number of people and opinions involved, the large economic burden, and the interconnected nature of these problems with other problems. Horst ...

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modelH Update: Experience

modelH is a co-creation forum dedicated to building an open source business model canvas for the US healthcare system. Our recent project sprint on Experience led to some great takeaways about the importance of customer experience within healthcare business models. This update will bring you up to speed on what the modelH community has been doing for the past few weeks, which projects are now at play, and how you can get involved.

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The #mHealth Innovator

The number of people in the US who access health information from their mobile devices is increasing and mobile health innovators have picked up on this. As mobile solutions, access, and usability have evolved, so has the value proposition for adoption.

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Innovation Quotient

Yes, the world is changing very rapidly. Every day we wake up, there are new products, processes, technologies and ideas that are better and more effective than the ones we had yesterday. This has changed the dynamics of what we do and how we think. And as the result of new innovations, we have the chance to live better and longer.

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Living Well through Collaboration

(This post continues the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at Baldwin Wallace College’s (BW) Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Craig Vogel, President of Live Well Collaborative (LWC), talked about being an Open Innovation partner of P&G, focusing on the over 50 population. ...

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Prescription Produce is a Great Idea

Talk about some great rethinking in the world of health care. . . $14.1 billion is the current annual cost of child obesity in the US in terms of direct costs according to this article by Natasha Singer. The new program that is aimed at reducing childhood obesity is really clever and I think that it will succeed on many ...

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Building a Culture of Innovation From the Inside Out

A Kaiser Permanente Perspective by Jennifer Ruzek Liebermann (via THCB) “How do you inspire and enable innovation in a large organization?” That’s the question I grapple with daily as director of Kaiser Permanente’s health care innovation center. I’ve observed that it isn’t sufficient to have a dedicated Innovation Center, an Innovation & Advanced Technology Group, or in-house Innovation Consultancy design ...

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