Harvard Business Review

How Brigham & Women's Funds Health Care Innovation

By Karl Laskowski, MD and Jessica Dudley, MD

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ARTICLE SUMMARY

Like many other academic medical centers, Brigham & Women’s knows all too well the age-old problem of providing high technology specialty care while simultaneously reining in costs. Their solution? Not just tapping their front-line clinicians for ideas, but also asking them to calculate the expected ROI and pitch their proposals to an advisory board.

Read how Brigham & Women’s transformative program catalyzed understanding and engagement, identified promising ideas, and then implemented and scaled proposals that saved an estimated $4 million in annual medical expenses while decisively improving quality.