2 May 2013
Humans invented the idea of hospitals in the 1780's, and it is time to update our thinking, argues Eric Dishman. "We have got to untether clinicians and patients from the notion of traveling to a special bricks and mortar place for all of our care, because these places are often the wrong tool and the most expensive tool for the job. And, these are sometimes unsafe places to send our sickest patients, especially in an era of super bugs and hospital acquired infections," he contends.
Patient care must happen at home as the default model contends Dishman, who puts his personal experience and expertise as a leading medical tech specialist together to suggest some bold ideas for reinventing healthcare.