The Promise of Technology Japanese Help End American Culture War
Japanese scientists have just announced an incredible discovery: normal mice blood cells can be transformed into pluripotent (all-purpose) stem cells just by dipping them in acid.
The Promise of Technology Skyrocketing Doctor Salaries Point to Structural Problems
The salaries of specialist doctors are skyrocketing—and those costs are being passed on to consumers. This is why reform efforts like Obamacare, which rely on subsidies more than on efforts to rein in costs, are just propping up a deeply unsustainable status quo.
The Promise of Technology Health Care Reform That Won't Make You Furious
The first months of 2014 aren’t shaping up to give Obamacare any better publicity than the last months of 2013. At Wonkblog, Sarah Kliff highlights one issue that she says is likely to make Americans “furious” even if it will also lower costs: narrow networks.This is what happens when you try to control costs by tinkering with insurance plans and coverage requirements—or even rate setting. Instead of imposing network changes on people who don’t want them, we should be thinking about how to change the structure of care delivery such that basic services are cheaper and health care is more convenient for everyone.
The Promise of Technology The World Wants Radically Different Health Care
A new global survey of attitudes about the future of health care shows a big pent-up demand for a vastly different type of system than we currently have: one that is more DIY, less hospital and doctor-centric, more personalized, and characterized by smarter use of technology and better service delivery. The closer we can come to realizing that vision, the cheaper, more efficient, and more open to reform our health care system will be.
The Promise of Technology The Biggest Breakthroughs Have Not Yet Been Made
An accidental discovery by an Argentinian car mechanic could make child-birthing easier for women worldwide. In the barbershops and car garages and offices across the world the next Jorge Odon might even now be accidentally discovering the next simple, cheap device for improving our health care experience.