In this March 2017 article in Forbes magazine, contributor Daniel Newman speculates that increasing integration of digital technology into the US healthcare system could yield up to $300 BILLION (‘billion’ with a B) in savings in the next few years.
What are you seeing? Has advancing digital technology saved money in the complex healthcare industry? At what, if any, cost? Are there any other non-health industries to which we can look for useful analogs to guide the way into the near- and mid-term future?
No one can dispute technology’s ability to enable us all to live longer, healthier lives. From surgical robots to “smart hospitals,” the digital transformation is revolutionizing patient care in new and exciting ways.