Initial Findings in a Landscaping Study of Healthcare Delivery Innovation in China (2014)

Jeffrey Moe, Shu Chen, and Andrea Taylor

A landscaping study of healthcare innovation in China explores two hypotheses: 1) innovations that increase access to affordable quality healthcare are present in China but are hard to identify for a range of possible reasons, including regulatory systems that do not privilege newcomers and a resulting preference among innovators to operate without attracting attention, and 2) structural barriers to innovation in China limit the number of emerging innovations and slow their growth, relative to other countries. Analysis of 15 models of healthcare innovation produced several themes, providing insight into barriers to innovation in China’s healthcare delivery sector.