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Over the past half-century, the development of simulation and systems engineering has driven a revolution in safety and performance in the aerospace industry. In this university podcast, John Evans, a VP with Lockheed Martin, discusses how the health care industry has the opportunity to leverage these tools to improve outcomes and address the ballooning cost of healthcare. He provides examples of how these approaches can be used to drive efficiency and outcomes in intensive care, in particular. Evans presented as part of a panel called “Using technology to redesign the delivery of health care”, held at the 2011 GSB Healthcare Summit, sponsored by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Reverse and frugal innovation approaches have their limits when it comes to health impact for the poor. We need more ways to provide high-quality, affordable products to low-income people.
Funders are devising new approaches that account for the impact that
social issues have on people’s health.
The causes of health inequity are diverse and entwined; the solutions will be as well.
Community-based organizations, philanthropic institutions, and federal agencies—all are needed to support and sustain revitalization efforts.