KHN Morning Briefing

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Entrepreneurs Dig Into Health IT

The New York Times: Vital Signs By Phone, Then, With A Click, A Doctor's Appointment
If ever an industry were ready for disruption, it is the American health care industry. Americans spend about $7,600 a year per person on health care, one in two adults lives with a chronic disease and the average wait time to see a doctor in a metropolitan area is 20 days. Entrepreneurs have responded by starting health care technology companies that are changing the way we interact with the entire system (Zimmerman, 4/11).

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