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The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Careby Clayton Christensen
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MEET THE CURE TO AMERICA'S HEALTH CARE ILLS
"Clayton Christensen has done it again, writing yet another book full of valuable insights. The Innovator's Prescription might just mark the beginning of a new era in health care."
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City
"Clear, entertaining, and provocative, The Innovator's Prescription should be read by anyone who cares about improving the health and health care of all."
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"Comprehensive in its vision, astute in its diagnosis, and clear in its guidance, The Innovator's Prescription offers strong medicine for a health care system that is far from well."
Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine
"A wealth of insights--with new ideas and revelations in every chapter. Read it, and you will be armed with solid ideas for making health care better."
George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
"The Innovators Prescription is a well researched, clearly organized road map to a sustainable health care system."
Michael O. Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services
"The Innovator's Prescription is an important and timely contribution to the national debate on health system reform. We would do well to consider it carefully."
Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
"Clayton Christensen has helped many businessesincluding our own--find new growth opportunities through deeper insights into the future of health and the health care system. I can think of no one better equipped to lead this comprehensive global assessment."
Bill Weldon, Chairman and CEO, Johnson and Johnson
Clayton M. Christensen's bestselling books are:
"ABSORBING."The New York Times
"BRILLIANT."Michael R. Bloomberg
Book News Annotation:
Taking a unique approach to the health care problem, Christensen (business administration, Harvard Business School), the late Grossman (Harvard/Kennedy School Health Care Delivery Policy Program), and Hwang, an internal medicine physician, consider ways to reform the US health care system using the business model of disruptive innovation, which posits that industries can be transformed by the introduction of a simplifying technology that performs at a lower cost. They explain how disruptive innovation can reduce costs in health care and improve the quality, safety, and convenience of care. They describe its appearance in the form of targeted therapies that treat specific conditions and how business models of the general hospital and the physician's practice must adapt, as well as the need to overhaul the reimbursement system, use information technology, replace traditional health plans, and combine organizations in cooperative models. They also address changes to diagnosing chronic disease, the pharmaceutical industry and medical devices industries, medical education, and regulatory reform. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Christensen, the celebrated Harvard professor and "New York Times"-bestselling author, tackles two of the nation's most vital global issues: health care and innovation.
A groundbreaking prescription for health care reform--from a legendary leader in innovation . . .
Our health care system is in critical condition. Each year, fewer Americans can afford it, fewer businesses can provide it, and fewer government programs can promise it for future generations.
We need a cure, and we need it now.
Harvard Business Schools Clayton M. Christensenwhose bestselling The Innovators Dilemma revolutionized the business worldpresents The Innovators Prescription, a comprehensive analysis of the strategies that will improve health care and make it affordable.
Christensen applies the principles of disruptive innovation to the broken health care system with two pioneers in the fieldDr. Jerome Grossman and Dr. Jason Hwang. Together, they examine a range of symptoms and offer proven solutions.
YOULL DISCOVER HOW
Clay Christensen's latest landmark in innovation
The celebrated Harvard professor and New York Times bestselling author tackles two of our most vital global issues: health care and innovation.
In his brilliant and groundbreaking books-The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution, and Disrupting Class-Harvard Business School's Clayton Christensen has changed the way the world thinks about thinking and change. Now, with his co-authors, Dr. Jerome Grossman, a nationally recognized health care policy expert and former hospital CEO, and Dr. Jason Hwang, Executive Director of Health Care and co-founder of Innosight Institute, Christensen now applies his revolutionary principles to a broken system in dire need of innovation. Using cutting-edge technologies and consumer-driven alternatives, Christensen, Grossman, and Hwang show businesses, insurance companies, and health workers how to lower costs, improve care, and streamline the process, benefiting companies, doctors, and patients alike. This is real innovation at work, an eye-opening manifesto that's sure to spark international debateand much-needed changefor generations to come.
“Just as kids await the next Harry Potter installment, so do business leaders look for Clayton M. Christensen's next offering.”-Inc. magazine
About the Author
Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. A leader in innovative thinking, he has captured a worldwide audience with his bestsellers, including The Innovator's Solution and The Innovator's Dilemma, winner of the Global Business Book Award and Best Business Book the Year.
Jerome H. Grossman M.D. is a senior fellow and director of the Healthcare Delivery Project at Harvard University.
Jason Hwang, M.D. is co-founder and executive director of healthcare at Innosight Institute.
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