Harvard Business Review

The Next Wave of Hospital Innovation to Make Patients Safer

After a 1999 report revealed that upto 98,000 patients die in hospitals annually due to medical errors that could have been prevented, the attempt at improving health care has become a central goal in clinical, research, government and political arenas. With medical errors still being a pervasive problem, the healthcare industry is pressed to address this issue through means of innovation. This article explores various current and upcoming initiatives to improve the safety of patients by expounding on waves of innovation in surgical quality that includes technical advancements, and high reliability organizing. 

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