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Disruptive Technology Causes, Cures Healthcare's Ills

Edward Prewitt, Editorial Director for HealthLeaders Media

New technologies can turn industries upside down. While technology might provide the fix for healthcare, it's worth asking whether the cause of healthcare's problems can really be its solution. To tease out this conundrum, it helps to think clearly about the different types of technology that affect healthcare. >>>


Editor's Picks

HL20: Clayton Christensen—The Innovator's Frustration

Disruptive technology has altered the practice of medicine many times over, yet the structure of healthcare institutions and the healthcare system have resisted change, to their detriment, says management guru and author Clayton Christensen. >>>

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders.  These are their stories. >>>

Top 12 Healthcare Buzzwords for 2012

Our third annual list of healthcare buzzwords and catchphrases includes a handful of terms that are really oxymorons. And if you think about it, that's the very theme of health reform today. >>>

News Headlines

Hopkins, Lockheed aim to modernize the ICU

The Baltimore Sun, December 27, 2011

Medtronic paid millions to influential UW chairman

The Journal-Sentinel, December 27, 2011

HIT tools reduce readmissions at PA hospitals

InformationWeek, December 27, 2011

GA pediatric hospital broadcasts to kids

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 27, 2011

Kapow! Comic book illustrates health care reform, December 20, 2011

5 big database breaches of late 2011

InformationWeek, December 19, 2011

TN heart patients tested for radiation exposure after device recalled

The Tennessean, December 19, 2011

Smartphone Apps Bolster Patient Engagement

HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2011

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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>


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