Beyond The Wow Factor: Getting The Most Out Of Disruptive Technologies

posted by Medecision

on January 6, 2020


In his 1997 book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” Clayton M. Christensen, a Harvard business school professor, defines a “disruptive technology” as one that displaces an established technology and shakes up an industry or creates a completely new industry. Larry Downes and Paul Nunes updated this concept in their 2015 book “Big Bang Disruption,” by explaining that innovations that are simultaneously, better, cheaper and more customized could now disrupt organizations and industries very quickly.

While such fast-paced change seems commonplace in today’s go-go world, many healthcare organizations have traditionally been more likely to stick to the slow-and steady-wins-the race disruption model, according to Rebecca Molesworth, Senior Director, Clinical Informatics and Analytics, Medecision. So, the big question is: As technological innovations continue to flood the market, will healthcare organizations adopt them at a pace that results in big bang disruption or will they simply stick to the more measured approach that has historically been so common in the industry?

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