Re: Banking and Healthcare IT
Yes healthcare can learn a few things from banks, but if you equate banking to the delivery of health care you have a pretty simple view of the world. When I deal with a bank my goal is pretty clear, make a depost, withdraw money, get a loan, pay a bill, etc.
When you go to a doctor or hospital you are probably sick and have no idea why. That would be like going to a bank and saying I think I need some money but I really do not know why or how much. Fifty percent of the effort in healthcare is identifying the problem (diagnosis) and once we have identified the problem the other half is fixing it (if possible). Can you tell me where in banking that scenario exists? Equating healthcare IT to banking is about as far out in left field as you could get. Next time you have a severe headache call your banker and see how much his IT system can help.