Talk by Ateev Mehrotra on Delivery Innovation as a Means of Fixing Healthcare

4:00–5:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


Brookings India, in collaboration with the University of Chicago Center in Delhi, hosted a discussion on “Delivery Innovation as a Means of Fixing Healthcare”  on February 19, 2016. The discussion was anchored by Ateev Mehrotra M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Healthcare Policy, Harvard Medical School.

Despite the tremendous amount of money the US spends on health care, there are large swaths of the country where people have little access to health care, both primary care and specialty care. There are those that believe the typical “levers” used to address cost, quality issues in health care (payment reform, benefit design, quality improvement) are insufficient and that more focus should be on delivery innovations as a means of fixing health care.

The discussion focussed on the idea of disruptive innovation and the number of delivery innovations occurring in the US that seek to improve access to care and improve quality of care. The talk assessed their impact on access, cost, quality of healthcare services.