Innovation, defined simply as an idea transformed into impact, has been especially difficult to execute in health care. In his seminal works on innovation, Clayton Christensen of the Harvard Business School emphasizes the key elements in successful innovation as observed at Apple and Google: associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. The current state of elevated cost and delivery inadequacies offer endless opportunities for disruptive innovation in health care. In the future, there will be concentrated efforts for innovation in all children’s hospitals. Finally, technological innovation needs to be efficaciously coupled with access to avert further expansion of health care disparities in children.
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