Software Eats Healthcare, For Dummies

Healthcare is at the start of a long cycle of disruption and reinvention. We've heard the saying "software eats the world" but what do we mean when we say "Software Eats Healthcare"? We’re talking about software accelerating our transition towards new healthcare business models that have lower costs and better outcomes.

This post will try to illustrate with a simplified framework (particularly for those who are outsiders to healthcare) the following:

1. The problem: Why healthcare is so expensive, and why software hasn’t really made a dent yet.

2. The mechanism: How bundling and unbundling drive change in the healthcare industry.

3. The playbook: How to understand the change that’s happening now, and how it creates the conditions necessary for software to eat healthcare.


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