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POLICY: The clear and present future of consumerized health. ~Margalit Gur-Arie

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Whenever you read a health care article, paper, book, blog post or even tweet, that substitutes the term consumers for patients, and the term providers for doctors, or physicians, you should inherently assume that the authors are advocating for something that will not benefit you or the people you care for, something that will most likely harm you financially and if you happen to be less than independently wealthy it will harm you physically in real and immediate ways. These advocacy pieces usually come dressed in the sheep clothing of empowerment, liberation, convenience, savings and democratization, but underneath it all, and often unbeknownst to the authors themselves, there is always an ominous incarnation of the wolf of Wall Street.

READ MORE …Margalit Gur-Arie is founder, BizMed. She blogs at On Healthcare Technology.

SOURCE: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/11/the-clear-and-present-future-of-consumerized-health.html

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