The App-ification of Healthcare

In the January 2016 issue of Trends, we cited a Harvard Business Review study indicating that the U.S. healthcare sector had the potential to reduce annual expenditures by a total of $1 trillion without reducing the quality of care. Notably, $600 billion per year of this total depended on innovations that would improve outcomes, expose overpricing, and eliminate fraud and abuse. Much of this innovation will involve the IT-driven “app-ification” of healthcare. What is app-ification? What are the implications? How can consumers, healthcare providers, an.....

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