Doctor/Rapper Zubin Damania is Rethinking Health Care
Ottway Ducard stashed this in Downtown
It'd be almost funny if healthcare weren't so broken that it's necessary...
"When Hsieh offered him the opportunity to move to Vegas and rethink health care for the Downtown Project, Damania knew he would regret saying no. By then, he had realized there was something wrong with traditional medical care. A system based on reimbursements was incentivizing doctors to maximize profits and defend against lawsuits, he observed, rather than make patients healthy.
“I liken it to being stuck in the Matrix,” says Damania. “Suddenly, something snaps and you get an opportunity to unplug – klunk – and you look at it and go, ‘Oh my god, this system is a disaster.’”
In Vegas, Damania will be questioning all our assumptions about medical care. He might interact with patients over Skype for minor complaints, or come visit their apartments. They might pay one fee for all primary-care services, then have insurance for other visits. They might order prescriptions online. They might have one over-arching medical record that’s stored in their credit card."