Why Is the Healthcare Industry Slow to Adopt Change?

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I'm not sure why health care is slower to change than others. Maybe because the ultimate price can get paid if there's mistakes, the loss of a life. So, it's sort of working the way it is, a little bit, and so I'm really cautious to make the change. I talked earlier about this company innovasive that developed this lateral access surgery to do spine surgery.

Well, when you really understand the use, we think it would go quicker than it does. But there's an entrenched group of spine surgeons who have been doing it for 30 years and they're slower to change. That's probably an example, maybe a crude example of why, it's slower for health care to change.

The people that had been in it, had been doing it a long time, they've been very good at it. They're reluctant because of the liability issues, the potential loss of life if something does goes wrong, but what's going to accelerate this is the newer docs are used to growing up in a connected world.

They're all in social media, they've all got iPhones or smart phones, they've grown up with technology it's not a foreign thing to them so robotic surgery, all that's easy and looking at images on devices is something that was part of their childhood so that will accelerate the growth, I think even in the government where decisions have to be made it's the same thing we have some people who've done it the same way for a long period of time and let's face it for all of us it's had to make a change.