By Jonathan Bush, Stephen Baker
A daring new therapy for the sprawling and wasteful wellbeing and fitness care industry.
Where else however the doctor’s workplace do you've gotten to fill out a sort on a clipboard? have you ever noticed that health center accounts are nearly unintelligible, except for the absurdly excessive greenback volume? Why is it that technology in different industries drives costs down, but in overall healthiness care it’s the opposite? And why, in health care, is the buyer so frequently taken care of as a mere bystander—and an ignorant one at that?
The similar American clinical establishment that saves lives and plays wondrous miracles is additionally a $2.7 trillion in deep dysfunction. And now, with the reasonable Care Act (Obamacare), it truly is known as directly to expand complete benefits to thousands and thousands of newly insured. You might think that this is able to depart us with a bleak choice— either to dedicate extra of our nationwide funds to health care or to make do with much less of it. yet there’s another path.
In this provocative ebook, Jonathan Bush, cofounder and CEO of athenahealth, demands a revolution in future health care to offer consumers more choices, freedom, strength, and data, and at a long way decrease costs. With humor and a tell-it-likeit- is type, he alternatives up insights and concepts from his days as an ambulance motive force in New Orleans, an military medic, and an entrepreneur launching a birthing start-up in San Diego. In suffering to save that demise company, Bush’s crew created a software program that at last turned athenahealth, a cloud-based companies corporation that handles electronic medical documents, billing, and sufferer communications for greater than fifty thousand medical providers nationwide.
Bush demands disruption of the prestige quo through new enterprise versions, new fee models, and new applied sciences that provide sufferers more control in their care and increase the physicianpatient experience. He indicates how this can be already happening. From birthing facilities in Florida to urgent care facilities in West Virginia, upstarts are disrupting well-being care through concentrating on efficiency, innovation, and customer support. Bush deals a vision and plan for switch whereas bringing a breakthrough perspective to the debates surrounding Obamacare.
You’ll research how:
• Well-intended govt rules prop up overpriced incumbents and sluggish the speed of innovation.
• targeted, profit-driven disrupters are chipping away on the dominance of hospitals through offering routine techniques at reduce cost.
• Scrappy electronic start-ups are equipping providers and sufferers with new apps and technologies to entry clinical information and take keep watch over of care.
• Making proficient offerings in regards to the care we receive and pay for will permit a extra humane and fulfilling healthiness care approach to emerge.
Bush’s plan demands american citizens not just to demand more from services but additionally to simply accept extra responsibility for our wellbeing and fitness, to weigh hazards and make hard choices—in brief, to take again keep watch over of an industry that is imperative to our lives and our financial system.