The Case for Smarter Healthcare
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Even as medical science advances, demand for health services increasingly outstrips supply, revealing critical flaws in the systems we use to deliver care. Aging populations and an onslaught of avoidable diseases are pushing many healthcare systems to the breaking point. Much of this unsustainable trajectory can be attributed to the considerable complexity of these healthcare systems. Most of them consist of vast networks of physicians, specialists, patients, pharmacies, insurers and hospitals—all of which are exchanging millions of claims, forms, diagnoses, prescriptions, referrals and medical research every day.