What will it take to overcome innovation obstacles in healthcare?

An infographic and complimentary white paper help explain the solutions.
By W. Roy Smythe, MD
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While there seems to be a great deal of both energy and discourse regarding the need for innovation in healthcare, the pace of care delivery model change would certainly not be characterized as hurried.

[Infographic: What will it take to overcome innovation obstacles in healthcare?]

The problem, of course, with not taking definitive action now, is that delay doesn't help innovation. The passage of time may help evolve species over millennia and offer relief from disappointment and disease, but it doesn't help much today in revolutionizing care delivery model change.

As Andy Warhol, the avant garde pop art pioneer once commented: "They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." 

With risk-aversion, prior investments and a misaligned payment system standing in the way, how can we bring about true transformation?

In an infographic and complimentary HX360 Innovation Insights whitepaper, I explore these challenges and what we can do to overcome them.

Share what steps you think should be explored to advance a new care model in the comments below.