From the origins of consumerism to the evolution or revolution associated with consumerism in healthcare, this audiobook is a reflective depiction of the past, present, and future of healthcare as it empowers the consumer (patient).
The Impact of Autonomy and Consumerism in Healthcare navigates the changing healthcare landscape, navigating some of these changes and what they mean not only for healthcare delivery but for providers, suppliers, and consumers.
It comments on new healthcare developments, including the mushrooming urgent care centers and walk-in clinics, as well as such technological developments as patient portals in electronic medical records. The audiobook reflects on the challenges of opening up the healthcare infrastructure to the consumer, while raising issues about cyber security, privacy, and litigation.
The authors attempt to predict the future, just as many physicians reluctantly do for their patients, in a chapter aptly titled "Prognosis".
The audiobook would not be complete without anecdotes and war stories from the authors' experiences in the field, presenting surprises and contradictions in their practice of medicine across the USA as immigrant physicians. Hopefully these powerful stories will help untangle the healthcare juggernaut and move toward a more empowered consumer.
About the Authors:
Simbiso Ranga, MD, MBA, is cofounder of Tru-Point Synergy, Inc., an asset management company. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is a graduate of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Chris Oti, MD, MRCP (UK), FACP, MBA, started his career in the United Kingdom healthcare system. He earned his medical degree at Kiev Medical Institute and a healthcare MBA from George Washington University. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.