“Healthcare stinks at innovation, period.”

That statement, from Frank Byrne—formerly president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI, and now an advisor to the healthtech-focused VC group HealthX Ventures—was probably the most provocative one made during a panel discussion on healthcare and potentially transformative technologies held on Thursday in Madison.

Byrne said there are plenty of avenues open for organizations that provide care and ones that develop technology for use in hospitals and clinics to make valuable innovations, and some of them are already succeeding. (More on that below.) But first he wanted to grump about the lost opportunities so far. Read the full story here.