Hospital Budget Systems Are Holding Back Innovation

Harvard Business

The audience for such innovation wants to be receptive: A recent American Hospital Association (AHA) survey found that 75% of senior hospital executives endorsed the importance of digital innovation. Yet, despite their stated enthusiasm, hospitals have been notoriously slow to adopt digital innovations. A hospital organized into these different unconnected units finds it difficult to adopt innovations that reduce costs across a patient’s complete cycle of care.

What Markets Do and Don’t Get About Innovation

Harvard Business Review

The idea was to transform his theory of disruptive innovation into an investment thesis. Disruptive innovation can take several forms, and the market understands some types better than others. Great investments are both non-consensus and correct, and examining the valuation process shows that consensus tends to coalesce differently around each type of innovation. Why the market values some kinds of innovation better than others. Disruptive innovation Finance

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Why We Need to Update Financial Reporting for the Digital Era

Harvard Business

However, many investors seem to have concluded that the most successful companies with tens of billions of dollars of valuation today could never have justified their valuation at the start of their operation based on discounted cash flow. So, investors, and therefore managers, might be adjusting their approach to risk accordingly. Business students are taught to value a company based on the discounted amounts of future cash flows or earnings.

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How Corporate Investors Can Improve Their Odds

Harvard Business Review

By contrast, for corporate innovators each idea needs to carry its own weight. Ideas with positive discounted cash flows get investment. It’s hard to get good data on innovation success rates, but most corporate leaders will report that even close-to-the-core efforts fail to deliver on their promise at least a third of the time. Innovation Project management