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Eric Dishman: "Take Health Care Off the Mainframe."

Otherwise known as health care's Y2K+10 problem. From TEDMED,
"(Intel's) Eric Dishman makes a bold argument: The US health care system is like computing circa 1959, tethered to big, unwieldy central systems: hospitals, doctors, nursing homes. As our aging population booms, it's imperative, he says, to create personal, networked, home-based health care for all."
According to Dishman, "...the health reform bill is largely ignoring the reality of (age wave demographics) and the implications of what we need to do to change how we pay for care and deliver care in some radically different ways."

"...as game changing as the invention of the microscope."

One of the best, most provocative presentations I've seen in years. Health care is being re-made by outsiders like Dishman and Intel while, on the inside, highly-paid execs dither over low rates of hand-washing.




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