Chronic diseases are the main driver behind the overall rising cost, accounting for about 84% of the total expenditure (total expenditure of what? And for whom? Please clarify), yet Americans who interact with the healthcare system find themselves frustrated with the friction in it. Nowhere is the pain more acute than when getting comprehensive and up to date patient data. Patients and healthcare systems need to individually and painstakingly access multiple platforms to acquire patient data from across multiple doctors, labs and hospitals.
This is unacceptable as many critical, lifesaving decisions related to patient care are dependent on quick and timely access to medical history that is not easily available to health care providers or patients. This leads to delays in treatment, sub-par treatment, increased length of stay in the hospital etc. It also means higher costs for patients, practitioners and Healthcare systems while practitioners also cannot realize government incented revenues due to data gaps all the while consistently facing additional costs like duplicate lab results etc.
Americans have been caught in this hurricane of our healthcare system because no one has brought world class technology systems integration expertise to a solution that puts customers and healthcare practitioners at the center.