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Empowered #patientchat – Innovation and Disruption in Healthcare

You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion. We will be discussing disruption and innovation in healthcare.

A disruptive innovation is a technology whose application significantly affects the way a market functions. It can unexpectedly displace an established technology, is generally cheaper, simpler, smaller, and/or more convenient to use. It can bring complex and expensive health care products and services to greater levels of affordability and accessibility. Some examples of disruptive innovations include retail clinics, telemedicine, medical tourism, personalized medicine, and point-of-care payments.

Disruptive innovators are using the same playbook that leverages digital ubiquity, influence marketing, emerging technologies and a wide range of other best practices to completely change the health care landscape. This was one of the main themes at this year’s Medicine X 2017 Conference.


Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:

T1: What are some of the current limitations to innovation and disruption in healthcare?

T2: How could we work to overcome these limitations to more innovation in healthcare?

T3: Where do you think innovations in healthcare currently come from? Where should they come from?

T4: If you had unlimited resources to create a new company/technology to disrupt health care delivery, what need would it address?

T5: How might patients organize together to push for more innovation and disruption in healthcare?

T6: How do we ensure patient’s needs are the primary focus of new healthcare innovations?

We hope to see you Friday, September 22nd on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

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