The third in a three parts series on the past, present and future of health care, this episode focuses on the latter. Our experts agree that health care in the future will look very different. Technology has made a huge impact and will continue doing so, taking us out of the industrial age and into the knowledge age. Knowledge and ideas are now the main source of growth in many areas, most certainly health care.
Joining us are panelists:
- Michael F. Weisberg, MD, Gastroenterologist, Author: The Hospitalist
- Marianne Fazen, PhD, E.D. DFW Business Group on Health, President and CEO: Texas Business Group on Health
- Charlie Feld, Founder & CEO: Feld Group Institute
Technology, and its new tools from the smart phone and other, impacts how we buy and make decisions. Customers now have access to prime resources and can bypass the middle man. This will impact value and costs. We need to rethink the future as the old rules will not work any longer.
While the future is exciting, costs are rising and more of that cost is shifting to the patient. The good news is we’re living longer, healthier lives because of better health care availability and many more individuals taking more responsibility for their health. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, co- author of The China Study, chimes in via a previously taped program on how diet affects our health and other steps the Cleveland Clinic recommends to keep healthy longer.
High tech medicine such as robotic surgery reduces errors and the rise of consumerism means more consumer directed health care and on demand care – when and where individuals need it.
Innovation is changing future therapies. Therapies will be genetically directed so health care professionals will be able to tell the pathway that led to a disease and diagnose and cure uniquely to an individual’s needs. The future brings a better understanding of human micro biotics and the bacteria that causes illnesses.
Bureaucracy in health care is still overwhelming, but changes are disrupting our old systems- hopefully for the better.
Tune in to learn more about how the future and disruptive innovation will change your life and your health.
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