Tag Archives: Malcolm Gladwell

How Can Outsiders Help?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care IT

What are some key health care benefits we can reap from diverse expert and outsider HIT team membership? To begin with, widening the diversity of HIT team membership helps to overcome Not Invented Here (NIH) syndrome. Outsider team members successfully contributing fresh solutions erode the NIH prejudice favoring “our own” … Read More

Posted on November 18th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Does True Innovation Require Domain Expertise?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care IT

It is a common belief that true innovation requires domain expertise. Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers: The Story of Success, says it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become expert in any given domain. He indicates that the process of becoming an expert produces truly exceptional people and ideas. … Read More

Posted on November 11th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Blind Men and the Elephant

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care IT

Most of you are familiar with the “blind men and the elephant” parable. Jainism, one of the world’s oldest religions, is often credited as its originator. In the Jain version, six blind men describe an elephant by touching its different body parts. One man touches a leg, a second a … Read More

Posted on November 4th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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