Falcon Heavy Health Care: What can we learn from Elon Musk and apply to healthcare?—Robert Graboyes, PhD

June 11, 2018

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Dr. Graboyes illustrates how the private sector—in this case using the example of Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket—can bring unimagined outcomes. In Falcon Heavy Health Care—What can we learn from Elon Musk and apply to healthcare?, Dr. Graboyes examines how Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster now orbits the sun, and two of the boosters that got it there performed a perfect, synchronized vertical landing straight out of 1950s sci-fi thriller.

Musk’s engineering and showmanship got world buzzing about the possibilities of space, with an excitement largely absent since the final moon landing in 1972. Importantly, Falcon Heavy demonstrated the value of competition and entrepreneurship in a field many had seen as a purely governmental endeavor. What can health care learn from this achievement?

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Dr. Robert Graboyes, PhD is Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Author of “Fortress and Frontier in American Health Care,” his work asks, “How can we make health care as innovative in the next 25 years as information technology was in the past 25 years?” His work has taken him to Europe, Sub-Saharan African, and Central Asia. He has taught mid-career health care professionals in master’s and doctoral programs since 1999. and will be speaking on innovation in medical delivery.


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