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Stephen C Schimpff's Blog – April 2010 Archive (3)

Disruptive Changes Are Coming to the Delivery of Medical Care

The following was an invited post on Harvard Busines Review web site last Friday.

We have grown accustomed to scientific research producing major medical advances such as those I wrote about in The Future of Medicine — Megatrends in Healthcare. But there are now some very disruptive changes coming in how medical care will be delivered by your doctor or hospital.

Some examples:

Team-based care for chronic illness. The combination of an aging population and… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on April 25, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Is Technology a Cost Driver or a Cost Saver in Health Care?

The following was an invited post on the Harvard Business Review at

Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical-device and equipment companies have been extremely effective at producing innovations that have created major benefits for medical care. But the cost of new patented drugs and devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, stents,… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on April 20, 2010 at 3:47pm — 1 Comment

Teamwork Can Help Avert the Pending Cost Crisis in Health Care

The following was posted by me at Harvard Business Review yesterday.

Most health care money in the United States goes largely for the care of people with complex chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure, cancer, lung disease, and the like. We will soon see many more individuals with these illnesses because of two factors: the… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on April 13, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

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