READING SERIES — OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTIONS ARISING FROM INNOVATION

The HBR Innovation Center contains a collection of original articles and perspectives from health industry leaders, specially curated by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Medtronic. This series focuses on ways innovation creates opportunities and enables solutions for better healthcare, impacting payers, clinicians, and health systems. Read and share.


ARTICLE #1

Will Personalized Medicine Mean Higher Costs for Consumers?

By Michael Geruso, Anupam B. Jena, and Timothy J. Layton
We need policies that shift insurers' financial incentives.

... health insurance markets need to be regulated to eliminate the perverse financial incentives that limit patients’ coverage.


ARTICLE #2

What Blockchain Can’t Do

By Catherine Tucker and Christian Catalini
Someone needs to verify the link between digital records and physical objects.

... the usefulness of the technology still critically depends on trusted intermediaries...


ARTICLE #3

Task Shifting Could Help Lower Costs in U.S. Health Care

By Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti
Three examples from India show how.

... there’s a lot more room for task shifting in U.S. health care.


ARTICLE #4

AI Will Change Radiology, but It Won’t Replace Radiologists

By Thomas H. Davenport and Keith J. Dreyer, DO
Machine learning is getting better and better at understanding images.

Radiologists ... will need to adopt new skills and work processes.


ARTICLE #5

How Health Care Changes When Algorithms Start Making Diagnoses

By Andrew Burt and Samuel Volchenboum
AI will soon know things your physician won't.

How should we ready ourselves for a future in which the burden of diagnosis rests more and more on algorithms?