It is Berwick's insistence that we look at health care as a system, not just a collection of interests, that will always make him controversial.
Covering all areas of medical technology, and the public policies under which they're paid for. From networked systems and electronic medical records to gadgets, breakthroughs, and research.
Jonathan Schwartz has decided he wants to leave something behind in the form of a start-up that will advance public health through the Internet.
Thanks to white space radios Hocking Valley Community Hospital has a WiFi network connected to broadband Internet resources.
What comes out will not just be a code dump, but a reference implementation with complete documentation.
In a world where doctors are paid only when patients visit, and hospitals only make money from admissions, mHealth is a problem. In a world of per-patient fees, where there are incentives to keep patients compliant, it's easy to build a business model around mobile health.
Consolidation is an important stage for any industry. It's where a lot of the big money is made.
Just installing a CCHIT Certified software package doesn't mean you've fulfilled meaningful use. You actually have to use it, meaningfully.
While disease may spread through a single contact, concerted action against it requires multiple contacts.
These are choices in the market. Coverage for your health, or catastrophic coverage. They are not the same thing.
The China opportunity will accelerate trends that were already underway. While the U.S. sstimulus grows the market, China will help move the mainline vendors ahead.