How Health Technology Can Empower the Consumer

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You're going to have essentially free to very low cost access to good quality diagnostic information, and information about what therapies are, what is the diagnostic pathway to pursue in the hands of consumers without any intervention by doctors without having to go anywhere, you have it in your hand or on the screen.

In putting control over diagnosis closer to the consumer, or right hand or hands. You know one of the worst things about health care today, I think one of the biggest source of inefficiencies of the system level is the uncertainty of diagnosis. Now, especially for difficult to diagnose situations and there's sort of you wonder through a pathway of diagnosis until you finally get to what is mostly likely the right precision, then you try therapy and often you try therapy because the diagnostician knows a certain disease not others, can you try multiple therapies even as you're trying to figure out what's really the problem.

And I think we've organized medical knowledge with the centers, with the data that we're having if we can tackle that problem head on, and in reasonably short period of time eliminate much of that. And that will allow us to devote more of our train healthcare resources to therapy and not to diagnostics.

It's not about just about healthcare, it's about health. And I think there's an emerging market for health and healthcare. I think there's an emerging consumer that I'm calling the engaged health consumer. I've used empowered health consumer in drafts of this, overlapping concepts.

A lot of the promise and a lot of the reality now and the sector molding tools that put more control, more knowledge and support the responsibility if we as consumers rather than as patients to take better care of ourselves or our families.