Trend: Healthcare will become more efficient (when it has to).
John Sharp sees four crises:
- out of control costs
- unaffordable insurance
- consumer demand
- healthcare worker demand
He then proposes The end of health insurance as we know it - a.ka., health savings accounts
Information everywhere – home monitoring, pervasive use of new devices Commoditization of healthcare services – retail medicine to concierge Dumbing-down the profession – labor shortages resulting in more low skill employees A flattening of the world of healthcare – information technology enabling global healthcare and medical tourism.