The Role of Business in Health and Wellness Innovation

January 18, 2013

How Does Business Improve Health? “Health” is in the news every day. From soaring costs to contentious policy debates, health, as a societal challenge, is complex. It’s easy to get caught up in what makes headlines, but too often overlooked is the many positive advancements that are taking place. Specifically, the health sector is alive with business solutions that have achieved:

  • Better disease management
  • Reliable organ transplants
  • Precision in surgery
  • Innovations in prosthetics and other medical devices
  • More knowledge and insight into good fitness and nutrition habits

These feats and more are an untold business success story. The Business Civic Leadership Center is on top of the trends that are making a difference in the health sector. That’s why we’ve produced an inaugural report on “The Role of Business in Health and Wellness Innovation.”

Casting the spotlight on what is succeeding in the health sector, the report shares stories of business solutions for wellness and prevention, systems innovation, disease management, and market mechanisms.

Wellness & Prevention

Systems Innovation

Disease Management

Market Mechanisms



Hyundai Motor America



Health Care Service Corporation


MGM Resorts

Inova Translational Medicine Institute

VSP Vision Care

UnitedHealth Group

Humana Inc.

Nestlé Waters North America


WellPoint Foundation

U.S. Chamber





In addition to the full report PDF, we'll be featuring each article on our BCLCBlog, available here:.

From these examples, and others, it is clear that business generates excellent ideas and solutions health and wellness challenges.  Download the report to learn more.  

  This report is the fifth in BCLC's series "The Role of Business."

Release Date: January 2013