Why Is There Resistance to Technological Advances in Healthcare?

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Part of it is the way that things have always been done. If you think about what all of medical training is involved, it's a very structured process for how people are educated, for how to practice medicine and so breaking away from that isn't always easy. And then there are issues related to sort of the medical infrastructure; so who's going to pay for these things, thinking about it from a payer perspective, we first need to demonstrate that this really is going to improve care and really is going to lower healthcare cost before insurance companies will think about reimbursing doctors for some of these expenses.

So there are just some practical issues like that, that I think for any system that this large as the American healthcare system has that much inertia on that it will just take some time to make some changes but something that I think it's very important to and I always emphasize is that we're not going to convince everybody with a whole lot of hype and marketing brochures and qualitative claims of capabilities, it's going to have to be something that we demonstrate with evidence.

And using the good old scientific method and showing that there is indeed an improvement that's provided.