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  • Can tech simplify America's confusing healthcare system?
  • Can tech simplify America's confusing healthcare system?
    Sebastiaan Ter Burg, Creative Commons (2017) ©

How is health tech improving America’s wellbeing?

With a thousands of ways to improve the American healthcare system, big tech names, from Uber to Amazon, are stepping in to provide better access, while startups are providing alternatives to traditional care. But do people really want to see a Silicon Valley ethos applied to medical care?

Location United States

What comes to mind when you think of the American healthcare system? A massive bureaucratic labyrinth, a broken system, confusing, expensive, or all of the above? Plenty of research details the numerous ways the US healthcare system needs to be improved, from patient care and paying for healthcare to how patient data is stored and accessed. The healthcare system’s deficiencies and how to improve them were a large focus during the last presidential election and continues to be a hot-button issue in today’s political climate.

The great need for improvement translates to a myriad of opportunities for companies to ...



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