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Summary of Health for Hire by Christensen Institute

Summary of "Heath for Hire" by Christensen's Institute

Clayton Christensen’s Institute has published insightful reports for aspiring healthcare entrepreneurs and leaders. In an earlier blog post, I summarized Christensen’s report on healthcare innovation, “How disruptive innovation can finally revolutionize Healthcare” (Sprint 2017). In this blog post, I will summarize another one of their reports on healthcare, “Health for hire: unleashing patient potential to reduce chronic disease costs” (October 2017) Executive summary and overview of the report America’s epidemic of chronic disease affects more than half of the American population

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Summary of How Disruptive Innovation Can Finally Revolutionize Healthcare

Clayton Christensen’s report on healthcare innovation, “How disruptive innovation can finally revolutionize Healthcare” (Sprint 2017) is an insightful read for aspiring healthcare entrepreneurs and leaders. Breakdown and Focus of the Report The report is broken down into two parts; Why has the healthcare been so resistant to disruption? This focuses on “why disruption is not taken place in the delivery practices of hospitals and physician groups” Where disruptive solutions are taking root – The part 2 “zeros in on how

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Has salesforce disrupted the CRM market against SAP AG?

This is the third blog post on the series to understand and evaluate technologies with disruptive potential in the software industry. In the first blog post, we summarized a pragmatic framework by Keller and Hüsig (2009) to help evaluate the potential of disruption between two software companies. In the second post, we applied that framework to the example of Google Docs (web application based) and Microsoft office (primarily desktop software based) – two formidable players in the office productivity tools’

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Is Google Docs disrupting Microsoft Office?

Disruptive competition - Google Drive vs Microsoft Office

Previously, I summarized Keller and Husig’s (2009) framework for evaluating disruptive potential of a software. In this post, I will attempt to summarize how they applied that framework to their case study of Google vs Microsoft for their office applications. First, its important to remember that “Disruption is a process, not an event, and innovations can only be disruptive relative to something else” (Clayton Christensen). Therefore, we will evaluate the process of Google Docs potentially disrupting Microsoft Office. By the

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Forecasting a disruptive innovation in the software industry

Previously, I studied the works of Clayton Christensen on disruptive innovation. In this post, I will be building on those notes with a specific focus of attempting to forecast the disruptive innovations in the software industry. Framework to forecasting the disruptive innovation in Software Keller and Hüsig (2009) noted that there is “a lack of definite frameworks for [forecasting] identification of disruptive innovations”. Thus, they developed a new framework to answer their thesis question of “whether web applications post a

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