I no longer see these protocols as a burden. That is the lesson." - Dr. David Ring, surgeon at Massachusetts General disclosing his medical error - wrong site surgery - in the New England Journal of Medicine.
I’m often asked about new and interesting healthcare innovations happening here in the US. Honestly, it’s very hard for me to come up with any. Here are the few that I think are interesting from the traditional sickness focused medical world:
What is best for the customer? Fragmented vs integrated?….
As you know Apple strives for the integrated model so that the user isn’t forced to be the systems integrator. We see tremendous value in having Apple rather than our users be the systems integrator. We think this is a huge strength of our approach compared to Google’s when selling the users who want their devices to just work.
We believe integrated will trump fragmented every time.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs October 18, 2010 - Earnings Report
A practicing board-certified family physician and author of the book, Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely - Making Intelligent Choices in America's Healthcare System reflects on the challenges for both patients and doctors in the new era of healthcare reform.