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To examine the potential for change, BusinessWeek has joined with the Chicago-based innovation consulting firm Doblin (a member of consultancy Monitor Group). Larry Keeley, co-founder and president of Doblin, has pioneered a tool, Innovation Portraits, that reveals patterns of innovation in a specific industry. Of the many possibilities, we examine eight that are fermenting swiftly and hold high promise for transforming health care. They were chosen because of their intensity, measured by the number of innovations in a specific area, and their importance, determined by the impact the innovations could have on the practice of medicine.
The eight ideas all have something to do with delivery. Although none of the ideas are new, few have been implemented well—or at all. Opportunities abound.