The Insight Center contains a collection of original articles and perspectives from world-renowned strategists and practitioners of value-based healthcare, especially curated by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Medtronic.

The five articles that follow were popular with our readers. Each details an area that the healthcare industry is addressing or needs to address to improve value and lower costs. 


What Health Care Can Learn from the Transformation of Financial Services

By Yuhgo Yamaguchi
Healthcare organizations should follow the lead of these pioneers as they transition to value-based care.

As in financial services, effective consumerization in healthcare requires a collaborative partnership.


4 Steps to Sustaining Improvement in Health Care

By Kedar S. Mate and Jeffrey Rakover
Leading health care organizations recognize that improving care isn’t enough.

. . . improving care isn’t enough . . . sustaining improvement is equally important.


A Blueprint for Measuring Outcomes in Healthcare

By Jason Arora, Jan Hazelzet, and Maarten Koudstaal
The starting point for achieving value in any health care system is to measure outcomes.

. . . a 10-step implementation “blueprint” that any provider can follow.


The Potential for Blockchain to Transform Electronic Health Records

By John D. Halamka, MD, Andrew Lippman, and Ariel Ekblaw
Blockchain has the potential to standardize secure data exchange.

Blockchain for health care . . . has the potential to standardize secure data exchange in a less burdensome way. . .


Getting Buy-In for Predictive Analytics in Health Care

By Meetali Kakad, MD, Ronen Rozenblum, and David Westfall Bates, MD
The lack of adoption is not about technology.

...the U.S. health care system spends almost a third of its resources...on unnecessary services and inefficient care.