This is not about any specific technology, but how integrated emerging technologies and practices can contribute to the growth of more efficient, more community-anchored, and community-accountable healthcare models that could lead to greater autonomy.  This is a panel discussion from 2001 at Columbia University’s Business School:

Technology and economic pressures are democratizing how health is delivered, and the consumer health market is already adapting to new models of accessing and paying for care. How will disruptive innovations and technologies like Minute Clinics, telemedicine, and community health workers transform the kind of health care we can deliver? How are economic pressures putting community health systems on the health sector’s agenda? What kind of disruptive innovators will re-engineer community health and move the compass of care delivery beyond hospital walls to less costly, more dispersed settings?

Moderated by Thomas D’Aunno, professor of health policy and management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, speakers included Alan Cohen ’04, chief strategy officer and cofounder of Liazon, and Thomas Lee, founder and CEO of One Medical Group.

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