Innovation

collaboration > litigation – Tesla opens its patents

Elon Musk, the C.E.O. of Tesla, opened up all of his patents. “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology,” he wrote in a blog post. Tesla’s competitors can now freely take advantage of its batteries, chargers, or sunroofs.   Musk isn’t entirely an altruist. Tesla makes electric cars, and will… Read more →

From Elsewhere: Insourcing Health Care Innovation — NEJM

Best argument I’ve seen for the creation of internal, embedded innovation centers to promote design-thinking as a culture in health systems. Insourcing Health Care Innovation — NEJM.   Many health care profession- als find it irritating when management gurus recommend solving health care’s problems with approaches they would “copy and paste” from unrelated industries …   …Health care is not… Read more →

or is there another way?

Cleveland Clinic CEO Delos Cosgrove, M.D. opined last year: “Healthcare is a low-margin economic activity. Almost a quarter of American hospitals are already losing money. With that number bound to increase in coming years, we already know what to expect because we’ve seen it before in the airline, supermarket, phone and electronics businesses. There will be a wave of mergers… Read more →