Originally posted on The Doctor's Report:
A recent article published this past Saturday in The Wall Street Journal discusses some up and coming realities of future probabilities in health care http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323530404578205692226506324.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_6.
Another recent published book titled : The New Health Ageby David Houle and Jonathan Fleece describes how the concept of the Shift Age occurring in the 21st century will radically change health care delivery. I don’t agree with that book’s final analysis which supports the recently “popular to fail” concept of Accountability Care Organizations as the future method of payment for health care services but I do agree that many future developments are doing to bypass the traditional market to providers and go directly to the consumer with their wares.
A case in point is the 4th section in the WSJ’s article called Health in the Palm of Your Hand. In that section the article explains how the FDA just…
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