If you want to hear specifically about what he sees coming in the health space, skip to minute 20, when he says, “Health and wellness is what keeps you out of the health care system.”
Here’s my comment:
Fred is spot on when he talks about the huge potential for tracking our own health — 7 in 10 U.S. adults do so now (source: Pew Research Center). The hitch is that half do so “in their heads,” one-third with paper and pencil, one-fifth using any kind of tech. Most people are not yet convinced that an app or device will help them.
I also agree that networks are going to revolutionize health (if not health care, eventually) but I’m personally more interested in peer-to-peer networks among patients and caregivers (esp. parents of kids with rare diseases) than those developing networks for clinicians. In this, I’m following the swarm — the many, many people who are connecting online to get answers, or even better, to improve their questions. HumanDx should consider adding expert patients to their roster of “experts.”