Changing Aging Blog

America's Disjointed Care System - There's a Better Way
Date: Dec 20th, 2012 11:41am

Author:

Eric Schubert

 

Our country spends trillions on disjointed, poorly coordinated care, especially for older Americans.  The unneccesary bouncebacks that occur between the hospital and a person's home take a lot out of a person and their families.  Imagine if physicians and consumers and caregivers could talk with each other and easily share information, instead of wasting time, putting people through unpleasant hospital stays, weakening them further and spending tons of money that could be used in a much better way for the health of Americans.  This new video by LeadingAge depicts what that future could look like.  This issue is solveable by combining  high tech and high touch approaches as seen here.

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