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HPN is excited to introduce a VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB (of sorts)…

We all read…we all learn…we all recognize sharing and discussing increases the impact of what we read and learn.  It’s not quite a formal book club, but this wiki provides a central location for Health Professions Network members to share what they’ve been reading and explain why it’s important.

Why a book club? In the current media environment, and the state of rapid change in healthcare, we all need a great deal of accurate and valuable information, but it can be exceedingly difficult to separate the signal from the noise! Here, HPN members can curate and share the best, most relevant and in-depth works that can help others make sense of the rapid changes occurring in healthcare, or plan for the future.

Logged-in members can add reviews to this wiki by simply editing this page! You can follow my example below, but don’t worry about formatting — I’ll be along to make things pretty! ~ Kurt


The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome H. Grossman, & Jason Hwang MD

Clayton M. Christensen is a professor at Harvard Business School, famous for his theory of “disruptive innovation,” a term which is often used inaccurately in the media or otherwise misunderstood as just a buzzword. On the Health Professions Network blog, I have previously discussed, in three parts, how the theories of disruptive innovation might affect healthcare, but Christensen himself collaborated with Jerome Grossman, the late health care policy expert at Harvard and leading hospital administrator, in addition to Jason Hwang, a thought-leading physician and disruptive entrepreneur, to write the book on how disruptive innovation could help achieve better quality care at lower costs.

The theory of disruptive innovation is directly tied to how an industry might lower costs for consumers over time, and thus is crucial to the health care industry where cost is at the forefront of all stakeholders’ minds. This book is a must-read in my mind! – Kurt Jensen, Health Professions Network

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Your book review, here! Happy reading!

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