4. Decentralizing approaches to problem solving

If healthcare were to follow the trends observed in the most innovative industries, we would expect it to become more decentralized, both in the way it pursues new therapies and in the way it delivers patient care.

A. Pushing care delivery out to the patient:

The delivery of care must be pushed out from traditional “experts” at centralized facilities to wider networks of providers and patients. Read more

B. Decentralizing the innovation process:

As with care delivery, the process of innovation itself should be pushed out toward patients. Read more

C. Leveraging decentralization while controlling fragmentation:

Leveraging the benefits of decentralization—without incurring the costs of fragmentation—will require broad and effective information sharing. Read more

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