By Rodney D. Reider
Politicians, businessmen, and even housewives ask the questions: “Why is healthcare so complicated?” “Why can’t it be simpler?”
They even demand: “I need care, tell me the price, and don’t make me wait so long.”
Amazon knows me as a member of Prime and maintains my information securely in the cloud. Amazon knows where I live with my saved data/information and then delivers to my house in three days or even less. They know me. “Why do I have to keep filling out the same paperwork at my hospital every time I arrive? It is my regular appointment with my same doctor and the same office and hospital. Why don’t they know me by now?”
Apple has all those apps I can just download from the app store for service, education, entertainment or every day conveniences.
“If physicians and hospitals are so sophisticated with all their expensive equipment, why can’t I just get an app to simply make an appointment, review my bill and pay utilizing PayPal?”
“I’ll tell you what causes a real headache, trying to pay a bill after a stay at my hospital.”
Finally, “Why can’t I just download my healthcare information and take it with me wherever I go?”
Industry-wide, we providers are internally focused on creating results; too often myopic in our approach.Ongoing comparisons within the healthcare industry are continuous and judicial yet we restrict our world toward outmaneuvering only the local competitors; however, our patients are judging us by the expectations created outside of healthcare through their engagement in the broader world of technology and business.