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. The articles discuss aspects of innovation — from fostering a culture where ideas flourish, to testing and implementing leading-edge approaches. Read and share.


What Hospitals Can Learn from Airlines About Buying Equipment

By Peter Pronovost, Sezin Palmer, and Alan Ravitz
Interoperability matters.

…technologies rarely share data, let alone leverage it to support better clinical care.


Innovating in a Highly Regulated Industry Like Health Care

By Naomi Fried
Overcommunicate with your legal team.

…good relationships and effective communication are especially vital.


Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

By Dylan Minor, Paul Brook and Josh Bernoff
Diversity and participation produce better ideas.

Higher ideation rates are correlated with growth and net income…


Health Care Providers Can Use Design Thinking to Improve Patient Experiences

By Sharon H. Kim, Christopher G. Myers and Lisa Allen
Solving problems starts with understanding people's needs.

One of the most promising approaches for understanding patients’ experiences has been design thinking…


Why Hospitals Need Better Data Science

By Sanjeev Agrawal
The health care sector could learn from Amazon, Southwest, and FedEx.

…analytics tools can lower health care costs, reduce wait times, increase patient access, and unlock capacity…