Consumer Healthcare + Tech = Adoption FAIL

by Bradley Miller on March 9, 2010

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AlaskaHughes March 9, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I think at least part of solution lies in a trusted, ongoing RELATIONSHIP – solid, true, ongoing, always accessible – with a primary care team. That’s my gut instinct and that’s one of the core concepts of the medical home or health care home model. Not until primary care is truly strengthened and back in the right ratio to specialty care will we see improved health outcomes in this challenging population – nor will we see true cost containment in health care (as well as insurance rate stability).

Diannadapt March 13, 2010 at 7:44 am

Reality can be a tough swallow- especially when it isn’t actually a reality yet. In a way, this post was pretty depressing– but also interesting and got me thinking…
What about smoking? Can we find any common ground for comparison with this health issue? It is a lifestyle choice with negative health effects appearing years later- yet in the US, we’ve managed to turn the tide of a ubiquitous unhealthy habit– can anything be learned from the smoking arena? How did we move from everyone and their children smoking around the dinner table to our current situation? Was it mostly government campaigns or private health care-related organizations? Will we move against over-processed and refined foods and push exercise and healthy food products?
In a way it feels so hopeless, if you look around at our obese children, and walk down the aisles teeming with processed foods laden with sugar, fat and complex-carbs. Can/should health activists and/or government attempt to change what is available to consumers i.e., tax ridiculously unhealthy food items in the way we tax alcohol and tobacco?? Require Peeps, Coca-Cola, and KispyKremes to include warning labels similar to those on cigarette packages? We all know they are unhealthy, just as we know smoking is unhealthy— what really turned us away from the smoking lifestyle and allowed us to seek help from the medical community??

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