Telemedicine Can Cut Health Care Costs by 90%
If you've not yet heard of telemedicine or think that it's not a great way to deliver quality health care, you may want to read this. Telemedicine, made possible by the availability of mobile networks, is revolutionizing health care. But not in the U.S.
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Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 04/25/2012 at 12:41 pm
P&G Innovates on Razor-Thin Margins
If you shaved today, either in the U.S. or in India, you probably used a Gillette razor. Gillette (now a brand of P&G), reportedly has had a U.S. market share of more than 80%, with Schick a distant second. Even more remarkably, they achieved this without resorting to price competition. The blade cartridges for its latest-and-greatest razor, the top-selling Fusion ProGlide, retail for around $4 each, leaving...
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 04/16/2012 at 11:59 am
Health Care for 1% of the Cost
There is a general consensus that U.S. healthcare needs major reform. Can reverse innovation — innovations originating from poor countries — provide one important answer? Most definitely.
In the U.S., the approach is to spend more money on major technological advances and come up with innovative products and solutions. In poor countries, the innovation paradigm is just the opposite: spend less and innovate...
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 04/09/2012 at 01:32 pm