Why innovation in health care is so hard.

  title={Why innovation in health care is so hard.},
  author={Regina Herzlinger},
  journal={Harvard business review},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={58-66, 156}
Health care in the United States--and in most other developed countries--is ailing. Medical treatment has made astonishing advances, but the packaging and delivery of health care are often inefficient, ineffective, and user unfriendly. Problems ranging from costs to medical errors beg for ingenious solutions-and indeed, enormous investments have been made in innovation. But too many efforts fail. To find out why, it's necessary to break down the problem, look at the different types of… CONTINUE READING