The Prognosis for Medical Innovation – NYTimes.com

A good short piece on innovation in healthcare, and how sometimes the big, shiny and new can be overshadowed by smaller, incremental changes that deliver better outcomes (e.g., checklists, smartphone home monitoring applications, and progress towards electronic health records). The key point is to have good data to know which new technology and/or procedures result in greater improvement in outcomes, to assist investment and use decisions.

The Prognosis for Medical Innovation – NYTimes.com.

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