By Erik Goldman
The next wave of healthcare reform won’t be coming from the federal government. Nor will it emerge from the policy think tanks, the insurance industry, the hospital systems, or medical academia.
In fact, the driving forces already reshaping healthcare aren’t coming from within healthcare at all. The transformative heat and pressure are from the world’s biggest tech and finance companies on one side, and from good old-fashioned grass-roots consumerism on the other.
Simply put, the corporate world is as fed up with the healthcare status quo as are ordinary families. And from both sides, that frustration is leading to the development of new care models that, in some cases, leapfrog over existing systems.
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