Can Technology Shift the Responsibility of Care Back to the Patient?

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Exactly and I think that's maybe one of the most important features about it. We were always concerned about our health, if you look back at the history of healthcare in the United States, it was the individual that retained the doctors, the individuals that went to the hospital, paid the bill and everything and as I understand in World War II, there was a fix on salaries that companies couldn't read other companies and so they started throwing in healthcare benefits to attract other workers with the same salary, so over a period of time people in the United States no longer looked upon they're paying the bill for health care on their own, but somebody else was, and so we migrated from that sort of expecting somebody else to pay for everything to now, the government paying for, certainly insurance companies that sort of thing.

I think that made the public a little more passive on their own healthcare. They could do what they wanted I will go to the emergency room somebody will take care of me, I believe in mobile health the psychological effect of being aware of monitoring certain things, or transmitting certain bits of information, or keeping track of certain things, makes them more alert to health and so it has maybe a preventative aspect and an awareness aspect to it.