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March 20, 2013

Health Services Innovation: The Time Is Now

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Zuckerman); James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (Dr Margolis); and Department of Medicine and Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York (Dr Mate).

JAMA. 2013;309(11):1113-1114. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.2007

Biomedical innovation has improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment resulting in reduction in mortality for most diseases. However, health and health care disparities remain across the lifespan because these advances have not been matched by advances in delivering care, patient engagement, adherence, or access to these advanced care strategies. Clinicians interested in these failures have an opportunity to make health systems more effective by bringing their insights and creativity to developing innovations in care delivery.