The above document provides a window into the massive paradigm shift that is necessary to
massively cut health care costs while improving quality. A more complete Vision is
presented on this web site. The Road Map describing the steps to take to achieve the is
also presented here.
Health Care Reform must take place over an extended period of time (5 to 7 years) to allow
the Medical-Industrial Complex time to adjust to the massive economic and medical delivery
process changes. Ultimately cutting $1.3 trillion out of the system over a short period would
put millions of health care workers out of a job and cripple the US economy. Imagine what
would happen if Big Pharma simultaneously had it’s drug prices reduced to present Veterans
Administration Formulary levels and most of the unnecessary drug precriptions eliminated.
The Stock Market would have a very bad day.
A slow, steady, progressive evolution of the Revolution is required and is happening now in
progressive, isolated locations. Kaiser is partnering with IBM Watson to provide health care
administered using advanced Electronic Medical Records coupled with Artificial Intelligence
supported medical decision making. Imagine a Health Care System globally compensated for
delivering all health care at todays standard projections, but able to cut up to 40% of the cost
while delivering better quality care.
If you want to learn more, follow Kaiser and IBM Watson.