Healthcare in the United States is among the best in the world, and it is definitely the world’s most expensive. The problem is that it does not effectively exploit information technology and market forces the way most other American industries have been forced to do over the past two decades. Fortunately, several leading companies, including Intel and Wal-Mart, are working to drive creative destruction in the healthcare sector. This effort is being spearheaded with a proactive program aimed at standardizing digital health records. What are the implications? What are the opportunities, and what are the threats? We’ll explain.
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