I’ve put together a proposal for a regional health-enhancing system. You may find this of interest:
Your comments and suggestions for improvement will be greatly appreciated. Feel free to share. Regards.
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“..students of medical economics have long realized that what consumers demand when they purchase medical services are not these services per se but rather better health.”
This document outlines a vision for a care system that improves the health of all South Florida residents. The proposed platform will be based on consumer-owned IT tools (computers, mobile phones, etc.), a decentralized support infrastructure, and a close alignment of community resources with local families’ needs.
There are lots of conversations around “improving the healthcare system.” Unfortunately this industry is rife with mis-aligned incentives, starting with the root problem of a “fee-for-service” reimbursement model. Ill consumers are very profitable to healthcare providers, but not to consumers’ employers, their families, their communities, much less themselves.
The traditional framing of the issue (“let’s improve the healthcare system for all”) misses a crucial point: what SoFL residents really want is a care system that improves the health of all. Ample research evidence demonstrates that more healthcare does not automatically lead to better health.
At the end of the day, where would you rather live? In a city with the best children’s oncology hospital, or in a region where your children have the lowest possible odds of ever developing cancer?