- Hard Disk Drives
- Discount Retailers
- Steel Mills
In almost all cases of innovation that Christensen describes, the disruptive innovation starts downmarket, and eventually creaps upmarket to displace prior market leaders. The importance of this work in Healthcare IT comes from couple of sources of disruptive innovation:
- The Health Information Exchange as a platform for electronic health records.
- The emergence of lightweight EMR products and Software as a Service (SaaS).
- The interest in easier to use standards with a lower point of entry (e.g., NHIN Direct vs. NHIN CONNECT, Green CDA and CCR vs. CDA and CCD, REST vs. SOAP)
Christensen has two other books that follow up on The Innovator's Dilemma, one titled The Innovator's Solution, and a third titled The Innovator's Prescription which is specific to healthcare. Based on what I've read so far, I'll be purchasing the next two shortly.