Lessons from India in Organizational Innovation: A Tale of Two Heart Hospitals

13 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2008

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Barak D. Richman

Duke University, School of Law

Krishna Udayakumar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Will Mitchell

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Kevin A. Schulman

Duke University - Medical Center

Abstract

Recent discussions in health reform circles have pinned great hopes on the prospect of innovation as the solution to the high-cost, inadequate-quality U.S. health system. But U.S. health care institutions - insurers, providers, and specialists - have ceded leadership in innovation to Indian hospitals such as Care Hospital in Hyderabad and the Fortis Hospitals around New Delhi, which have U.S.-trained doctors and can perform open heart surgery for $6,000 (compared to $100,000 in the United States). The Indian success is a window into America's stalemate with inflating costs and stagnant innovation.

Suggested Citation

Richman, Barak D. and Udayakumar, Krishna and Mitchell, Will and Schulman, Kevin A., Lessons from India in Organizational Innovation: A Tale of Two Heart Hospitals. Health Affairs, Vol. 27, No. 5, 2008; Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Paper No. 222; Duke Science, Technology & Innovation Paper No. 30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1277407

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Krishna Udayakumar

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Will Mitchell

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business ( email )

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University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

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Duke University - Medical Center ( email )

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