At the #HealthFOO unconference this past weekend, one presentation officially blew my mind. For an organization that studies technology, it's important to remember that often simply NOT acting is actually in the patient's interest.
For example, one of my first conversations was with Paul Levy, former CEO of Beth Israel Hospital. He told me about a intervention by Intermountain Health in Utah to reduce the number of c-sections before 39 weeks. Essentially they put in place a protocol to prevent c-sections before 39 weeks unless absolutely medically necessary, and due to this additional waiting time reduced costs and improved health.