Disruptive technology: Nice idea on health care from C. Christensen: It's "an industry in desperate need of disruption. In its current state, a gross amount of overhead costs prepare hospitals and doctors to treat the most complex illnesses known to mankind. In reality, most people need a quick look and a prescription.
Christensen talked about a new business model coming out of Minnesota as the perfect disruptor for medicine. Because Minnesota allows nurses to write prescriptions, the idea would be to create medical drop-in sites that treat 14 primary illnesses. Everything from strep throat to "burn your warts off." The flat rate for a checkup and 'scrip is $29. If it takes more than 15 minutes, it's free.
This is what you and I want, right? No long wait on the phone. No huge bills for a simple checkup. Quick and easy, in and out. This would provide an alternate product to consumers and make going to a big ol' HMO with a sore throat an unacceptable hassle for most consumers. " 8:46:25 PM