In a recent Commonwealth Fund Report, the U.S. health care system ranked dead last for quality, compared to 10 other industrialized nations. This is the fourth consecutive time that the U.S. has landed at the bottom of this list since 2004. The report uses 2011 data, collected before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Americans can be cautiously optimistic of some performance improvement in the future. Continue reading
On June 1st, my smart phone was nearly buzzing out of my pocket soon after the conclusion of the opening keynote at Apple’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference. This year when Apple lifted up the table cloth and gave us all a peek at approaching technology, mobile health care was staring right back at us! Industry watchers have long buzzed about Apple’s impending health strategy. The pivotal milestone now reached is that some elements of this strategy will become real in the upcoming IOS8 release.