Background Note | HBS Case Collection | July 2013 (Revised July 2015)

Innovating in Health Care—Framework

by Regina E. Herzlinger


Contains the framework for the second-year Innovating in Health Care course. Delineates the role of six exogenous forces on new ventures: structure, financing, regulations, consumers, accountability, technology, and public policy and presents the essential elements of business models for new health care ventures.

Keywords: Health Care and Treatment; Management; Health Industry;


Herzlinger, Regina E. "Innovating in Health Care—Framework." Harvard Business School Background Note 314-017, July 2013. (Revised July 2015.)