PHOTO: Better Health Tour DisruptorsHealthcare Innovation. Much has been written about the role of innovation, but its potential impact on healthcare couldn’t be more acute. Innovation is vital to the long-term success and viability of the healthcare system – we need better outcomes at lower costs and that means a key shift to put value and patients at the center of care.

Today, healthcare innovation comes in many shapes and sizes. Whether it’s the consumer who most recently bought a FitBit to measure their activity or a completely new retail-based model of care, as embodied by companies like ZoomCare, what each of these examples shares is this–a belief that in order to drive true disruptive innovation in healthcare, we need to consider systematic change of the way things have always been done. It can’t be just incremental changes in how healthcare is provided and accessed. Instead, we have to re-imagine current approaches to create a future where value, connectivity, insight and accessibility are paramount and ingrained in all of the touch points of our healthcare system.

This guide aims to showcase a few organizations–both emerging and established–that are driving this type of innovation forward today. It’s these start-ups and entrepreneurial large institutions and these ideas that embody the future of healthcare beyond the next decade. They are the Davids – traditional and comfortable Goliaths beware. They are your Disruptors.

In the spring of 2014, McKesson launched the Better Health Tour–a cross-country tour aimed at bringing together stakeholders across the healthcare industry to talk about fostering disruptive innovation. At each of the first three tour stops to date–Portland, Boston and Minneapolis–we gathered local Disruptors to share their insights on how to change the healthcare system from the inside out. These are a few of their stories.

Download the eBook (PDF, 1.5 MB) to learn more about how these ‘disruptors’ are transforming the health of our healthcare system through innovation and focus on patients.

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