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Disrupting the social determinants of health: From exponential medicine to exponential health

by Josh Lee, Principal | Life Sciences & Health Care, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The year was 1989. I was an undergrad at Columbia University. I had a lot more hair than I do now and odd glasses – which by the way are now back in style. Seinfeld made its big debut on television and the Berlin Wall came down.

New York City had been experiencing a crisis throughout the 70s and 80s and there was a full-fledged epidemic of homelessness.

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Telehealth: Aligning the incentives with the demand

by Harry Greenspun, MD, Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

Walking with my dog Tarot down my street last week, I was stopped by a man selling organic lawn services. He explained how beautiful my yard would look and how much easier it would be for me if I used his services. He stressed that this was a much more sophisticated service than older services I might have been familiar with – it could reduce harmful runoff and environmental impact and is safe for my pets.

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A different kind of mobile health is innovating care delivery

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Experts often describe mobile health (mHealth) as the ability to access health care at one’s fingertips – on a mobile phone. Many consumers are using mHealth apps to make appointments, locate urgent care facilities or other providers in their network, pay a medical bill, fill a prescription, monitor their chronic condition or fitness levels, or communicate with their care team.

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How will mHealth succeed?

by Tim Smith, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Looking to get away? With a smartphone, I can book a vacation flight, check in, pay baggage fees, pick out a seat, book a hotel, catch a ride to the hotel, read restaurant reviews, make a reservation, and split a bill all from the palm of my hand.

But when I cut my leg while swimming and was far away from my doctor,

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Human-centered design: Getting health care engaged

by David Betts, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Returning home on a wintry February day, it occurred to me from the comfort of my Lyft how powerful truly human-centered technology can be. Not all that long ago, I reflected, I’d have waited in line out in the cold to grab a ride home from the airport. When it comes right down to it,

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