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Sunday, December 10, 2017

EHR Individual - Group: Aggregator

People probably look at Hodges' model and see something that is simplistic. There is a great power, however, in the scenarios that the structure of Hodges' model can readily encompass. Not just in the hospital, but across all care contexts.

"Where is the great value promised by the transition to EHR [Electronic Health Record]? Where is the huge surplus from all those lives saved? Without an actor who can find it, and deploy it to shift the doctors into surplus, nothing will happen. 
If the ecosystem* includes just the five traditional players, EHR will remain an academic dream. The answer, then, requires introducing a new player - an aggregator. Because the odds of mistakes are so low, the benefits of EHR are invisible to the individual patient. They become material only when we aggregate outcomes over a large enough number of patients. We need to find an actor whose surplus is affected by patients not as individuals but as a group, and who is able to both capture and distribute this benefit; insurers, health-care systems, and governments all fit the bill. And the larger the group, the larger the surplus." p.130.

*The ecosystem illustrated by Adner is simplified and includes:
Payer/ Insurer, IT Provider, Hospital Administration, Hospital Department, Doctor, Nurse, Patient
(I have added Nurse)

Adner, R. (2012). The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation. London: Portfolio/Penguin.