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Uber owns zero vehicles but has 150,000 drivers in the US alone.
Airbnb owns zero rooms but has 650,000 available for rent.
I was at a conference a few months back where the speaker insisted this type of disintermediation will find its way to healthcare too.
I’m skeptical, and so is the author of this TechCrunch article: http://medgroup.biz/no-uber
He writes, “In the wake of ACA, nearly one hundred companies sprang up to fulfill the promise of Obamacare and make healthcare a consumer-driven, retail industry, where old work rules would be broken, novel business models established and new companies could command billion-dollar valuations in a short span of time.”
And continues, “Can we really expect true disruption… In a space that demands that new companies file 50 different sets of forms for each state, the regulation in healthcare is unrivaled by any other industry?”
Yes, people want information and perhaps their own health data. And online tools will facilitate these.
But medical devices?
I can’t fathom an Uber for:
Can you? How would it work?
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Carlos de Deus
Juan José Jimenez Merino
En España el sector aún funciona con reglas arcaicas, las empresas deberán adaptarse…….
Lo que no cabe duda es que se abre un abanico de posibilidades para este sector……
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