Innovation Lead
Regina E. Herzlinger, Harvard Business School, Kevin A. Schulman, Duke University School of Medicine

Diffusion of Global Innovations in Health Care: How to Make It Happen

Health care faces daunting challenges globally. The supply of health care services is constrained by the inefficiency of service models, workforce capacity, and the need for capital investments in critical infrastructure. Simultaneously, demand is growing through the transition from communicable to non-communicable diseases and the aging of populations. This article highlights examples of successful reverse innovations. We clarify the basis of their success by placing the cases within a health care framework that identifies the core purpose of the innovations and their alignment with six key environmental factors: Market structure; financing, consumers, policy; accountability metrics; and technology.

Regi’s “Innovating in Health Care” Cases

“Regi”, aka Regina E. Herzlinger, is the Nancy McPherson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of bestselling trade books on health care. “Regi’s ‘Innovating in Health Care’ Cases”, a regular HMPI feature, highlights teaching materials that focus on innovating in all sectors of health care. In this issue, she focuses on a global medical device start-up and an established Spanish health delivery firm. Read More

Word from the Editors

On behalf of the editorial team – Regina Herzlinger (Harvard), Kristiana Raube (UC Berkeley), Kevin Schulman (Duke), Lawrence Van Horn (Vanderbilt), and myself (University of Toronto), I am delighted to introduce the relaunch of HMPI. HMPI’s goal is simple: We will draw from the research and experience of scholars and practicing leaders to provide relevant insights for public and private organizations in the international health sector. Read More

Also in this Issue

Life Sciences Business Growth
Kevin A. Lobo, CEO, Stryker Corporation, and Will Mitchell, University of Toronto

Using Acquisitions for Successful Growth: Learning from Stryker Corporation

Stryker’s experience highlights dual benefits of internal R&D plus acquisitions.

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Senator William H. Frist, Sr., MD, Benjamin J. McMichael, and R. Lawrence Van Horn

Innovating in Health Care Delivery

Health care innovators can target dynamic price sensitivities and value preferences.

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Global Health
Onil Bhattacharyya, MD, and‎ The University of Toronto Health Organization Performance Evaluation (T-HOPE) Team

Innovations in Global Mental Health Practice

Paths to increasing access to mental health services in lower- and middle-income countries.

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Community Health
Kristiana Raube, Kimberly MacPherson, Jennifer Kiss, and Abbie Yant, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Transforming Health Outcomes in San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable Neighborhood

Collective impact can transform struggling neighborhoods.

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Value Chain Integration
Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium (Eugene Schneller, Director), Arizona State University

Strategies for Dealing with Supply Chain Disruptions

Managing supply chain disruptions requires discovery speed.

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Value Chain Integration
Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium (Eugene Schneller, Director), Arizona State University

Consolidated Services Centers Can Improve the Health Care Supply Chain

Consolidated service centers simplify hospital supply chains.

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Health Services
Steven Ullmann, University of Miami School

Two Secretaries: Lessons and Insights for U.S. Health Care

Donna Shalala and Kathleen Sebelius discuss the Affordable Care Act.

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