Harvard Business Review

The Harvard Contest That’s Trying to Improve Health Care Delivery

By Richard Hamermesh, Robert Huckman, Barbara McNeil, Joseph Newhouse, and Cara Sterling

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ARTICLE SUMMARY

"There is no shortage of innovations in healthcare; rather the problem is they take too long to be adopted."

In the fall of 2014, the HBS-HMS Forum on Health Care Innovation launched the inaugural Health Acceleration Challenge — a “scale up” competition that focuses on compelling solutions to problems in health care delivery that have already been implemented at a small scale and have the potential for wider dissemination.