As medical treatment is impacted by technology, consumerization, and the mobile revolution, we may see a world where your doctor already knows why you’re sick and can treat you over the phone—leaving the hospitals for the true emergencies.
The drugstore chain wants its employees to give the company information on their weight and fitness so that the company can find out their baseline health metrics and try to improve. If they don’t, their insurance bill goes up. Is this a good use of data, or an infringement on privacy?
Health care has long been ripe for disruption. Now, an emerging group of hot startups and savvy execs are going all-in on building bigger, smarter, and—yes—sexier health care technologies. Is change finally coming? Jonathan Bush and Dr. Kyra Bobinet explain.