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TOPOL, MD | WSJ | The Smart-Medicine Solution to the Health-Care Crisis

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Our health-care system won’t be fixed by insurance reform. To contain costs and improve results, we need to move aggressively to adopt the tools of information-age medicine.

By Eric Topol | July 7, 2017 12:04 p.m. ET

The controversy over Obamacare and now the raucous debate over its possible repeal and replacement have taken center stage recently in American politics. But health insurance isn’t the only health-care problem facing us—and maybe not even the most important one. No matter how the debate in Washington plays out in the weeks ahead, we will still be stuck with astronomical and ever-rising health-care costs. The U.S. now spends well over $10,000 per capita on health care each year. A recent analysis in the journal Health Affairs by the economist Sean P. Keehan and his colleagues at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that health spending in the U.S. will grow at a rate of 5.8% a year through 2025, far outpacing GDP growth.

Physicians will also need to be trained to use the new technologies, from interpreting genomic data to using a smartphone for ultrasound.

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SOURCE: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-smart-medicine-solution-to-the-health-care-crisis-1499443449

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