Moving Health IT Innovation forward: A vision for substitutable components

Eli Lilly Clinical Open Innovation, September 4, 2012 — Tom Krohn
In the March 2009 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Drs. Kenneth Mandl and Isaac Kohane of Harvard Medical School introduced the idea of a health information technology platform that works more like the iPhone than a traditional system.  Entitled “No Small Change for the Health Information Economy,” the paper suggests a simplified platform approach where innovation is spurred through substitutable components…