Healthcare’s Only Hope: Surveillance

September 20, 2011

Eric Dishman, Intel’s health visionary (and the protagonist of my “patient” chapter in the Numerati), delivered this talk at Ted in late ’09. His point is that the “hospital” model of health care is not only ineffective, but also unaffordable. The only viable solution for health care, it seems, is to manage health before people get sick. This takes place in the home, and it involves electronic surveillance.