新医疗连续统

达沃斯—过去几年中,医疗行业经历了重大变化。研究和开发给我们带来了全新的治疗手段、强大的诊断学和快速增长的卫生知识。医学专业化和供应商蓬勃发展。政府和保险商成为强大的行动方。而患者也成为话语权强大、积极主动的消费者,时刻准备着寻找更优选项,即使需要出国才能实现。

但是,尽管医疗变得更加高效,但也变得更加复杂和昂贵。医疗体系已难以承受癌症和糖尿病等慢性疾病的重负,而不断增加和老化的人口又进一步增加了压力。据医学研究所(Institute of Medicine)估计,光是在美国,每年就有7,500亿美元——约占医疗总支出的30%——被“浪费在不必要的服务、过高的行政成本、欺诈和其他问题上。”如果我们要确保医疗保持平价、我们的子孙后代仍能“有医无类”,我们就需要深刻反思如何提供和管理医疗。

一个关键问题是医疗需要具有连通性。全球医疗专业人士之间应该能够轻松地共享相关数据。医疗设备和医院系统应该能够兼容各种信息源。新一代消费者技术,如可穿戴健康传感器,可以自动向医生预警医疗问题而不必等到急性发作。尽管这一创新必须解决系统互通性和患者隐私保护等挑战,但互联网融入旅游和银行业的经验表明这是可行的。

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/pujaGd3/zh;
  1. Patrick Kovarik/Getty Images

    The Summit of Climate Hopes

    Presidents, prime ministers, and policymakers gather in Paris today for the One Planet Summit. But with no senior US representative attending, is the 2015 Paris climate agreement still viable?

  2. Trump greets his supporters The Washington Post/Getty Images

    Populist Plutocracy and the Future of America

    • In the first year of his presidency, Donald Trump has consistently sold out the blue-collar, socially conservative whites who brought him to power, while pursuing policies to enrich his fellow plutocrats. 

    • Sooner or later, Trump's core supporters will wake up to this fact, so it is worth asking how far he might go to keep them on his side.
  3. Agents are bidding on at the auction of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

    The Man Who Didn’t Save the World

    A Saudi prince has been revealed to be the buyer of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," for which he spent $450.3 million. Had he given the money to the poor, as the subject of the painting instructed another rich man, he could have restored eyesight to nine million people, or enabled 13 million families to grow 50% more food.

  4.  An inside view of the 'AknRobotics' Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Two Myths About Automation

    While many people believe that technological progress and job destruction are accelerating dramatically, there is no evidence of either trend. In reality, total factor productivity, the best summary measure of the pace of technical change, has been stagnating since 2005 in the US and across the advanced-country world.

  5. A student shows a combo pictures of three dictators, Austrian born Hitler, Castro and Stalin with Viktor Orban Attila Kisbenedek/Getty Images

    The Hungarian Government’s Failed Campaign of Lies

    The Hungarian government has released the results of its "national consultation" on what it calls the "Soros Plan" to flood the country with Muslim migrants and refugees. But no such plan exists, only a taxpayer-funded propaganda campaign to help a corrupt administration deflect attention from its failure to fulfill Hungarians’ aspirations.

  6. Project Syndicate

    DEBATE: Should the Eurozone Impose Fiscal Union?

    French President Emmanuel Macron wants European leaders to appoint a eurozone finance minister as a way to ensure the single currency's long-term viability. But would it work, and, more fundamentally, is it necessary?

  7. The Year Ahead 2018

    The world’s leading thinkers and policymakers examine what’s come apart in the past year, and anticipate what will define the year ahead.

    Order now