re: Healthcare Apps Could Be Doctor's Best Friend
While I agree that the healthcare industry is lagging behind other industries in terms of technological innovation and consumer-focused care, I disagree that "the healthcare industry isn't ready for innovation." There are barriers, yes. Regulatory and financial hurdles can delay and even halt innovation. But at the same time, it's important to consider the health organizations that have managed to innovate within this environment. Hospitals like Boston Children's and Miami Children's are ahead of the curve. Health systems like Intermountain and Penn Medicine devote time and resources to creating an innovative environment. The list goes on -- the industry is ready. The question now is how to overcome the challenges that come along with innovating and creating a culture of innovation.