The U.S. healthcare system is in the midst of major changes, as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's major provisions take effect.
As providers, payers and policymakers have searched for the best way to contain costs while improving quality of care, certain individuals stand out as having the intellect and acumen needed to spearhead successful reform. Here are 40 of the smartest people in healthcare today. Disclaimer:List selections were made through an editorial review process, and people could not pay to be included. People are listed in alphabetical order.
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Regina E. Herzlinger
Division of Faculty & Research
Harvard Business SchoolSoldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163