Bostinno: Innovation: The Common Ground in the National Healthcare Debate
The Supreme Court has spoken. In a 5-4 decision unveiled Thursday, the court ended months of media-hyped, politically charged speculation and upheld President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. Today though, as democrats celebrate and republicans vow to continue the fight, I would like to turn our attention to the one common ground in this battle – technology innovation – and the incredible progress that is being made amidst the partisan impasse. The reason? When it comes to healthcare technology, necessity trumps ideology.The digital natives, people under 30 who have grown up on Xbox, Facebook and text messaging, are the doctors, nurses and technicians entering the healthcare workforce today. They are the patients who are making decisions on their treatment today. And their expectations around accessing and collaborating on information far exceed those of even 5 years ago.