Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management consultant for Accenture’s healthcare practice and founder of Microsoft’s Health platform business. You can follow him on Twitter@chasedave.
The post above is NOT about technology companies disrupting healthcare, but rather the use of technology by healthcare providers to disrupt the healthcare industry. Going forward, it will be the use of technology, and not the technology itself, that will be disruptive. That said, obviously technology will remain a huge enabler of the disruption.
build world class privacy and security
into the mix from the onset...that is
how important an issue it is becoming
in the minds of healthcare consumers.
This has already happened despite the fact that "use" generally does not get the same press as the "technolgy." The print industry was NOT disrupted by technology, it was disrupted by clever individuals with industry knowledge with the vision of how to use technology in a way to deliver more value for less, capturing the lion's share of the monetization in a few short years.
We have often written about healthcare innovation as the real disrupter and, going forward, you are likely to see disruptive business models build privacy and security into the mix from the onset. That is how important an issue it is becoming. The healthcare compliance status quo is dead.
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