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Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Harvard Business

Innovating for Value in Health Care. Digital therapeutics are being increasingly validated in clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals and are available or are being developed for most chronic diseases. An additional 32% of the population has “pre-diabetes” – meaning that they are at high risk of developing diabetes. Digital therapeutics are being developed and clinically validated for smoking cessation.

Why the Future of Social Science Is with Private Companies

Harvard Business Review

The Reproducibility Project found it could substantively replicate the results of fewer than 40% of 100 high-profile experiments published in peer-reviewed journals. Tomorrow’s most important discoveries into why people do what they do will most likely come from business innovation than university research. The incentives are such that research academics might be tempted to overstate outcomes in ways post-industrial researchers are not.

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Morning Advantage: An Ivory Tower. or a Gilded Cage?

Harvard Business Review

In turn, there’s less incentive to perform cross-disciplinary research, which, traditionally, has served as a catalyst for innovation. Most resources go to ideas and techniques (and researchers) that have proven profitable in the past, while it’s harder and harder to get ideas outside the mainstream either accepted by peer review, supported by the university, or funded by granting agencies.". Of course, the private sector is fraught with innovation problems too.

Make Your Knowledge Workers More Productive

Harvard Business Review

So large-scale re-engineering programs, productivity drives, and changes to the incentive system are unlikely to work: they can easily be resisted, ignored or gamed. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo''s CEO, ended the company''s work-from-home policy to foster a more collaborative, innovative environment. The analyst would then review each law and group them by similar characteristic. With scarcely any help from management, knowledge workers can increase their productivity by 20%.