Uberization of Healthcare

Uberization of Healthcare

Lizette Alvarez (University of Southern California (USC), USA)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4074-8.ch005

Abstract

Over the years, health literacy has embodied various forms to aid healthcare decisions. For technology and health literacy to merge, the author examines and discusses how the following three elements can be applied to implement a type of technology and to what audience: 1) time, 2) cost, and 3) engagement. Through focused time, cost, and engagement efforts, healthcare can be optimized without reductions to the quality of information. Due to its rapid spread, information could to be fixed accordingly. This would positively impact the decision-making process for communities and public and private sectors. Benefits outweigh risks related to the implementation of technology and health literacy. Traditional medicine is known to have difficulties adapting to change. However, the risk is too high not to explore the use of technology and health literacy.
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It is widely recognized that technology and innovation regularly benefit society. These efforts improve speed and costs without compromising quality. Like most inventions, audiences and populations were left out during initial development (for example, radio and television platforms were readily accessible to higher socioeconomic groups).

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