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Disruption, Not Destruction Will Save Medicine



Healthcare definitely needs to be disrupted. A combination of patient activism and sheer technological innovation will be the catalysts for change the industry needs. But science takes time. Calling for medicine's destruction—even of the creative sort—is going too far.



1 comments on "Disruption, Not Destruction Will Save Medicine"
civisisus (6/12/2012 at 3:26 PM)

"The fact that productivity gains remained largely flat through a period of vast investment in technology improvements meant that predicting such gains solely on the basis of Moore's Law, and the proliferation of sensors everywhere, is a risky business." no major objections with the thrust of your essay, Scott, but the above-quoted bit stuck out awkwardly. This thing called the internet suggests that declaring productivity gains "largely flat" is risky business, too, unless you're going to define what "largely flat" means to you: Historical productivity growth (US BLS) http://www.bls.gov/lpc/prodybar.htm