As the health-care debate rages on–bringing with it a government shutdown–here’s how technology and innovative thinking can help ease the pain.
BY FAISAL HOQUE | October 1, 2013
The CNN headline speaks volumes: “Government shutdown: Get up to speed in 20 questions.” And the debate continues. A huge part of the debate stems from the policy and the politics around our health-care system and the costs associated with it.
What continues to be missing from the debate is the way health-care “business” is conducted–and can be modified for better results. For proof, look no farther than yesterday’s rollout of the Affordable Care Act, as described in this New York Times story:
“Heavy volume contributed to technical problems and delays that plagued the rollout Tuesday of the online insurance markets at the heart of President Obama’s health care law, according to state and federal officials, who were watching closely for clues to how well the system will work and how many people will take advantage of it.”
When it comes to innovating business models for health-care delivery, it appears we have failed to keep pace with clinical advances, and surprisingly with most other industries.
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