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Forbes Column 08: Healing Health Care

Posted on Friday, Nov 21st 2008

Zero-In this week takes a look at one of the most daunting issues of our time, health care, and calls for a bubble for that industry, so that capital, entrepreneurs and jobs flow into it over the next decade. Read Healing Health Care on Forbes.

The biggest issue plaguing this industry is its broken business model. Incentives are not aligned appropriately to serve the best interests of the key stakeholder: the patient. In the upcoming months, we will look closely at various entrepreneurial and policy level efforts to course correct, and solve the problems.

This segment is a part in the series : Forbes Column 08

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. The Gap in Google's Defenses
. A Recession-Proof Corner of the Tech Sector
. eBay's Bounce-Back Opportunity
. How To Dig Out Yahoo's Treasures
. The Microsoft-Yahoo! Battle Plan
. What Microsoft Should Do While Yahoo! Dithers
. The Next VMWare
. The Smartest Unknown Indian Entrepreneur
. The Coming Death of Indian Outsourcing
. India - Cash Rich, Product Poor
. How to Save the World's Back Office
. Latin America's eCommerce Leader
. The Next Indo-China War
. The Real VCs of Silicon Valley
. Fund Envy
. Bootstrap Yourself
. The Coming Convergence
. Lighting The Way In India
. Hydro-Alchemy
. How Amazon Could Change Publishing
. A Technological Fix For Education
. How Technology Can Save Retailers
. Mobile Microfinance
. How To Heat Up Solar
. How Chip Toolmakers Can Survive
. Kill The Business Trip
. Water Firm Enlivens IPO Market
. Web-Savvy Authors Reap Fame, Fortune
. Peeking Inside the iPhone
. Bootstrapping, Montana Style
. Entrepreneurs Flock To Online Travel
. Silicon Lazarus
. Carts Ahead Of Horses
. Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction
. Barack Obama' s Finance Lesson
. Stimulus Package For Entrepreneurs
. Building A Smarter Corporation
. Deconstructing The Cloud
. 'SaaS-ing' Back At The Economy
. Web 3.0
. My Adventure With Amazon
. An S.O.S. To Silicon Valley
. OLPC’s Last Billion
. Capitalism Revisited
. Bargains For Private Equity
. President Obama
. Perilous Protectionism
. Healing Health Care
. Stop The Fear Epidemic
. Obama
. 'Edutainment' Needs Entrepreneurs

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Thanks for the wonderful article There are many web companies innovating in the healthcare space working on PHR/EMRs, patient social networks and medical ecommerce solutions. Some are featured regularly at and its associate Health 2.0 conference.

Ravi Sohal Friday, November 21, 2008 at 10:57 AM PT

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