Healthcare’s “Copernican” Revolution Upends Strategy and Practices
“In our view, the health care industry is now currently embarking on a radical “Copernican Revolution.” So says an article in MedCity News. You remember Copernicus—he’s the one who proposed a model of the universe that put the sun, not Earth, at its center. The thesis of the article is that a similar paradigm shift is underway in the healthcare sector, one that puts the patient-customer at the center rather than the provider. Advances in digital technology and changes initiated by the Affordable Care Act are driving medical practices toward this new framework, argue the authors. Two of the authors are practitioners (orthopedic surgeons), and they make a persuasive case, based on real-life experiences. Read the insightful details here.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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