In the recent nine months we have been reading about the impact of sequestration on various aspects of life – from defense spending to basic biomedical research. Some articles highlight dramatic consequences. I write this from the region of the USA (Boston/Cambridge area) that attracts the most amount of research funding from governmental sources per capita.
Healthcare is undergoing a major overhaul. The costs are ballooning and we are resorting to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), remote monitoring and care, quantified-self enabled by smartphones, wearable devices, etc. to gain better understanding of cost control and sources of wasted resources. This post refers specifically to changes happening in the USA.