Q(n) examines important issues with a depth and breadth of perspectives that are not easily captured through conventional business press outlets or the academic literature. Q3 looks at the question of whether good health can be good business. Subscribe to Q(n)’s monthly email updates with stories like these:
- Does our health system deliver value?
HBS competitive strategy expert Michael Porter shook up the thinking around healthcare reform with Redefining Health Care, a book he coauthored with Elizabeth Teisberg of the Darden School. Porter talked with Q3 about reorienting the healthcare system around value.
- Can health be a retail business?
Executives from MinuteClinic, one of the companies leading this "disruptive" innovation, discuss the challenges of bringing no-appointment healthcare to retail locations.
- What do the numbers really mean?
The healthcare debate often turns on numbers, but statistics are easy to distort or misunderstand. Experts dig into the numbers to explain their significance.
- Whose healthcare is it anyway?
Is consumerism in healthcare a way to harness the power of market competition or just a huge cost shift? Q3 covered the 2008 Yale Healthcare Conference discussion of the patient as consumer.
Also look for the next issue this fall. Q4 explores “What’s the new capital up to?”