Hospital Budget Systems Are Holding Back Innovation

Harvard Business

We have identified how hospitals’ budgeting systems have erected three distinct barriers to the adoption of technology. These barriers, however, can be overcome by changing how hospitals acquire new technology and by providing incentives to units to use digital innovations to provide more effective and efficient care. How technology is changing the design and delivery of care. Financial management Technology Innovation Healthcare Digital Article

Why We Need to Update Financial Reporting for the Digital Era

Harvard Business

Since then, we interviewed several chief financial officers (CFOs) of leading technology companies and senior analysts of investment banks who follow technology companies. This notion, that risk is a desirable feature, can seem like sacrilege to anyone who’s taken an introductory finance course. Business students are taught to value a company based on the discounted amounts of future cash flows or earnings. Martin Konopka/EyeEm/Getty Images.

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The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring

Harvard Business Review

Journalist Justin Gillis wrote about the risk of “severe economic disruption” and “wildly expensive” solutions — ones that may not even exist — if we don’t leverage existing technologies to shift the global economy away from carbon over the next 15 years. The 20% drop in coal demand was driven mainly by the incredible increase in natural gas production due to fracking technology, not from any concern over greenhouse gases. Economy Finance Sustainability

What Markets Do and Don’t Get About Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Investors’ core valuation methods ( comparables and discounted cash-flow analysis) both extrapolate past performance into the future — but they fail to predict when the future will be radically different from the past. Without theory to tell us how the rules are changing, many tools of management and finance seem to break down. Disruptive innovation Finance