Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Why is There No Uber for Healthcare?

Posted by @DanHinmon, Nov 24, 2015

Thanks to @westr for recommending this article. He writes, Leave it to Uber to attempt to solve the stalemate in transitioning health care from the 20th century to the 21st century. It will achieve that by a combination of boldness and brilliance (forget the title). This comprehensive article by Rock Health tackles the issue of “on-demand healthcare” for now impatient Americans who are used to technological solutions to anything and everything that matters. It attempts to address why healthcare is not yielding to customers’ demands as rapidly as other industries.

“On-demand healthcare faces a very different technology adoption cycle, driven more by reliability and price than novelty and convenience.”

Yet Uber and other innovative companies, driven by vision and imagination in the context of rapidly changing societies, will slowly but surely identify ways of solving current bottlenecks.


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