Discuss why healthcare has not been transformed in the way that manufacturing and financial services have.... Healthcare is more complex but with health and long-term care expenditures projected to double by 2015 and most investment being focussed on treatment rather than prevention this transformation has to be tackled.
Of course, it is not just technology and Big Data but combining telehealth with the healthcare productivity (& quality) seen on countries like India point the way forward
The healthcare industry today has the opportunity to harness digitization to embrace biological complexity rather than trying to root it out. The industry must embrace new processes centered on outcomes and consumer controls. There will be ethical debates over predictive medicine and DNA-based care. ... hacking becomes even more ominous in the healthcare setting, from the breach of personal medical data to the threat of malware in medical devices. Other industries have addressed similar security, privacy, and change management issues required for digital transformation, and healthcare can follow suit. If it does, this transformation has the potential to not only address the issue of rising healthcare costs, but also to improve access to medicine, change patient and practitioner behaviors, and shift the focus from treatment to prevention, saving resources – and, ultimately – lives.