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Today, Americans are not only faced with an economy and healthcare system that are in poor health, but collectively, as a nation, they also are in poor health. The US continues to lead the world in spending and wasting more resources on healthcare than any other nation in the world. To reverse this terminal trend of runaway medical costs, government and industry must attack medical inflation at the root causes. The inevitable shift toward improving personal and population health and coordinating care as a core strategy to contain medical costs will fuel demand for a new generation of innovative, Internet-based health improvement technologies. This new generation of technologies, if aligned with proper incentives and policies, can accelerate the return of the US to healthiest nation status by digitizing and commoditizing the collaborative team processes across communities that improve the outcomes, prevention, early detection and chronic conditions of populations.
Health Improvement Technology Dennis Schmuland Health Management Technology; May 2009; 30, 5; Docstoc pg. 10 Reproduced wi
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