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November 6th, 2013

A Perspective on the Future of Health Care with the Harvard Business Review

By John Noseworthy, M.D.

Individualized MedicineI recently had the opportunity to work with the editors of Harvard Business Review and New England Journal of Medicine to publish this perspective piece on their site "Leading Health Care Innovation," which incorporates content on the “big ideas” in health care, ideas for managing and implementing innovation, and examples from the front lines of the future of health care.

In my post, I focused on overcoming fragmentation in health care and creating a sustainable health care system that focuses on truly meeting the needs of patients. This includes systematically sharing knowledge across the health care system, addressing uneven quality by purposefully designing, implementing and diffusing quality improvement efforts throughout the country, and making all of this sustainable by focusing on value and investing in scientific research.

It is a vision that requires collaboration, innovative ideas, and sharing knowledge, all focused on what is best for patients. We are investing in new areas of research that will define the future of health care, such as individualized medicine and regenerative medicine. By doing this, we can create a health care system that provides the high value care our country’s patients expect and deserve.

Editor's note: John Noseworthy, M.D., is the president and CEO of Mayo Clinic

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