Both are legitimate question since healthcare is (1) data-intensive: (2) computation-intensive; and (3) the current business models are broken and need to be fixed as the sector embraces the network-era opportunities and recognizes the challenges of architecting newer business models. Just recently, I blogged about the forthcoming health2.0 conference.
Here is a recent blog posted by Adam Bosworth, Vice President Google Health that is worth reading. He outlines three core principles
- Discovery - Consumers should be able to discover the most relevant health information possible
- Action - Consumers should have direct access to personalized services to help them get the best and most convenient possible health support
- Community - Consumers should be able to learn from and educate those in similar health circumstances and from their health practitioners
It will be interesting to see what new ideas emerge from the Health2.0 conference scheduled for later this year. It is clearly an industry ripe for transition using the power of information technology.