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Strengthening health care’s supply chain: A five-step plan

September 2013—Dramatically changing the sector’s inefficient supply chain may eliminate the dangers posed by counterfeiting and medication errors.more

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Leading in the 21st century: An interview with HCA CEO Richard Bracken

November 2013—The chairman and chief executive officer of one of the world’s largest operators of health-care facilities discusses leadership in a time of significant industry change.more

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Claiming the $1 trillion prize in US health care

September 2013—By tying payments more aggressively to patient outcomes rather than to services rendered, the US health-care system could deliver substantial savings over the next decade.more

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The big-data revolution in US health care: Accelerating value and innovation

April 2013—Big data could transform the health-care sector, but the industry must undergo fundamental changes before stakeholders can capture its full value.more

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Managing disruptive technology: A conversation with investor Chamath Palihapitiya

May 2013—The venture investor and former Facebook executive examines technologies he thinks will improve the quality of life and economic output—and explains why most executives undervalue technical proficiency.more

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Health care in China: Entering ‘uncharted waters’

November 2012—Multinationals are flocking to take advantage of the opportunities, but long-term success is by no means assured.more

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Spurring the market for high-tech home health care

September 2011—A daunting array of financial and operational barriers is holding back growth. What can be done?more

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Saving mothers’ lives in Namibia

June 2010—Namibia’s ongoing efforts offer lessons for other countries seeking to improve maternal health, as well as for health programs tackling HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, or other conditions.more

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How Germany is reining in health care costs: An interview with Franz Knieps

February 2010—A senior executive in the German Ministry of Health describes approaches the country is using to control health care costs.more

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The emerging market in health care innovation

May 2010—Innovators—some from developing nations—have found ways to deliver care effectively at significantly lower cost while increasing access and quality.more

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