by Rose Rohloff
Last week, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon (I reference as the BBD solution) announced their focus for healthcare. Here are thoughts from an industry insight perspective to think about. The industry needs major shakeup for transformation to occur. BBD are technology giants focused on technology and employer offered care. This expansion will likely be predominantly that of Telemedicine, Amazon electronic medical record (EMR), and investment in technology companies. Our current system is the push for capitation (covered lives/socialized medicine, Medicaid expansion) with the focus of technology as the solution. BBD is moving this model under companies, and will impact costs. However, technology without personal and personnel intelligence with sound processes is the continued automation of bad practices and "garbage in - garbage out" data, with the potential for expanding the 'fast food healthcare' of symptom=prescription, unless we start addressing the true underlying issues impacting quality, the needed personal and personnel intelligence with mutual accountability on consumers & providers. We currently have the increasing issue of people causing accidents and walking into walls with the advancement of cell phone technology, with more and more technology trying to replace basic awareness and personal intelligence. We need to avoid the same mistake with healthcare delivery with more and more expensive technology driving up costs, without first addressing basic sense solutions.
February 14, 2018 Telemedicine is a tool that can be very effective depending upon how it is used. Top 5 Ways Telehealth Will Change Under the New Federal Funding Bill, "The new federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law by the President on February 9, 2018."
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