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Beth Comstock

Entries by Beth Comstock

Old Dogs, New Tricks: Embracing Collaboration to Drive Health Care Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 10:47 AM

How do we spur innovation in a notoriously complicated industry like health care? It's hard to do, especially when you consider the spectrum of needs and diverse players: from big medical device, insurance and pharma companies to non-profit and academic providers, researchers, governments and, oh, yes, where it all starts:...

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Collaborative Innovation as a Business Strategy: Ask Anything, Challenge Everything

(4) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 10:01 PM

Innovation can originate from anywhere, at anytime. To compete in the global marketplace, companies like GE need an approach to innovation that supports open collaboration and partnership - especially when dealing with big issues like the environment or healthcare that are too complicated for any one entity to solve alone.

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GE Ecomagination: Crowd-Power Gives Boost To Clean Energy Startups

(5) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 1:10 PM

Ideas spring from the gaps between the technology of today and the needs of tomorrow. In the global energy economy, we face a chasm between nascent ideas with great promise and those that are commercially available to impact change today. Who can narrow this gap to deliver more accessible energy...

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Treating The Patient-Doctor Disconnect

(89) Comments | Posted February 16, 2010 | 7:57 AM

In the past year, the health care debate has been all about treating illness and how to pay for it. Missing from the conversation is a simply powerful idea: living healthy everyday.

Certainly there's room in the conversation to explore how we can make living healthy as routine as...

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