The Incredible Complexity of Healthcare Costs by Douglas A. Perednia
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Uncovering the heart of the U.S. healthcare crisis: spiraling, out-of-control complexity


The U.S. healthcare system has become absurdly complex. There is no inherent reason that it has to be, nor did anyone consciously design it that way. Let’s be clear: Excessive complexity is a corrosive force in society and human interactions. Social and business systems that become too complex are inefficient, difficult and expensive to maintain, and prone to corruption…


About Douglas A. Perednia

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Dr. Douglas A. Perednia has been a medical internist, dermatologist, medical informatics researcher, healthcare entrepreneur, and creator of several non-profits. In the 1990s, he was principal investigator on digital imaging and telecommunications research projects for the National Cancer Institute and National Library of Medicine, and founded the Telemedicine Research Center. Later, he founded Kietra Corporation to develop versatile, low-cost technologies to improve patient care and reduce overhead. In 2007, he created U.S. Healthcare, a non-profit dedicated to injecting non-partisan reason, dialogue, and the “big picture” into America’s healthcare debate.
Published February 28, 2011 by FT Press. 16 pages
Genres: History.

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